Stephen Colbert took on Alabama’s strict new abortion law, which will effectively ban the procedure in nearly every case with no exceptions for rape and incest.
The bill signed by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) on Wednesday makes it a felony for doctors to perform abortions, with possible prison sentences of up to 99 years.
“Let’s see, it’s 2019, so by the time those doctors get out of jail in Alabama it will be 1895,” Colbert cracked.
But most of Colbert’s comedic targets were the Republican men in the state’s Senate who voted for the bill ― and some of his jokes were aimed directly below the belt: