9:35pm PT by Katherine Schaffstall
Leslie Jones Declares Alabama, Georgia Abortion Laws "A War on Women" in 'SNL' Finale
During its season 44 finale, NBC's Saturday Night Live took on the new laws in Alabama and Georgia that restrict abortions.
The new bill in Alabama outlaws almost all abortions. Earlier this week, the GOP-dominated state senate cast a 25-6 vote to make performing an abortion at any stage of a pregnancy a punishable felony. The abortion provider faces up to 99 years to life in prison. The only exception is if the woman's health is at serious risk.
Meanwhile, Georgia legislators passed a similar bill in May that makes it illegal to perform an abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
The topic opened with castmember Leslie Jones joining "Weekend Update" hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che dressed as a handmaid from The Handmaid's Tale. After she joked that she is now handmaid "OfJost," she revealed a shirt that said the word "Mine" with an arrow pointing straight down.
After Jones shared the news that many states are restricting abortion laws, she said, "The next thing you know, I'm at Starbucks and they won't take my credit card because I'm a woman instead of the regular reason, which is I don't have no money on me."
Jones also addressed the 25 white men in Alabama that voted in favor of the state's new law. She said the men "look like mugshots of everyone arrested at a massage parlor."
"You can't control women because, I don't know if y'all heard, but women are the same as humans," Jones continued. "Why do all of these weird-ass men care about what women choose to do with their bodies? I don't care what you do with your 65-year-old droopy-ass balls."
"When women have a choice, women have freedom," she added.
Jones concluded that the new laws are "a war on women" and assured all female viewers that they are not alone. "There are so many women out there that got your back, especially me," Jones said. "You can't tell me what to do with my body."
The show later took on the topic in a segment that mocked The View.
After Jones' Whoopi Goldberg introduced the topic to the table, Cecily Strong's Abby Huntsman mentioned that people are calling the new law "a war on women" and said that she thinks women shouldn't fight but they should be friends.
Meanwhile, Kate McKinnon's Joy Behar criticized the senators that passed the law. "They're so concerned with what happens to a six-week fetus because they all look like one," she said. "They're like, 'Oh, my God. It's me."'
Aidy Bryant's Meghan McCain also shared her thoughts on the topic and defended the senators. She also gave a shout-out to some of the decision-makers that she knew.