Cecily Strong Talks Making Abortion Funny in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketch

Late last year, after Texas passed a law banning abortions in the state after six weeks of pregnancy, veteran “Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong debuted a memorable new character for the show’s Weekend Update segment: Goober the Clown, Who Had An Abortion When She Was 23. Talking to Variety, Strong revealed that the character was an extremely personal creation for her, and one that allowed her to finally discuss abortion, a topic she’s been interested in tackling since first joining the show in 2012.