July 15, 2022

A pregnant Texas woman (SPOILER ALERT: Women can get pregnant!) is fighting a ticket for driving alone in an HOV lane by saying her baby in the womb is counted as a separate human life under Texas law. The cops said the separate passenger has to be outside the body, which I'd bet is not in the law books.

Frankly, this is the first story of the bunch that actually makes any sense. But the reactions to it are crazier than the story. The woman said she wasn’t trying to make any political statement. But some pro-abortion activists hailed her for allegedly showing how absurd a law recognizing an unborn child as a separate human being is. Other leftist commentators attacked her for promoting the idea that a child in the womb is a separate human being, which is very inconvenient for their “kill babies until the moment of birth” narrative.

If this story sounds vaguely familiar, it's because the satirists at the Babylon Bee already created something pretty similar, proving how hard it is for comedy writers to stay ahead of the actual news these days: