One of my family members is known for frequently exaggerating another’s point to infinity and beyond in an attempt to shut down debate. Yes, my husband can sometimes become so absurd he makes me laugh.
And so it is with the Onion News Network, which is all about news hyperbole, and no topic is safe from being skewered. Recall its 2007 piece, “New abortion bill to require fetal consent” (which, sorry to say, is no longer available online).
The Onion is taking another jab at abortion, launching from the pro-life premise that viewing ultrasounds before abortion may persuade a mother against it. I confess I got laughs from “New law requires woman to name baby, paint nursery before getting abortion” despite the topic…


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