Lizz Winstead Delivers The 'State of the Uterus' Address

It wasn't an official response, but it was probably the most colorful.

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It wasn't an official response, but it was probably the most colorful.

After President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, comedian, author and "The Daily Show" co-creator Lizz Winstead delivered to the world the "State of the Uterus," a progressive response complete with a uterus hand puppet.

"I thought, 'Well, maybe the uterus needs to do a recap of the state of where we're at,'" Winstead told Whispers. "So instead of being like vitriolic or 'we're so angry,' we decided to take the satirical page of celebrating how great it is that government has gotten so involved and the great plans that they have for all the uteri in the country."

So what did the Uterus have to say?

The Uterus thanked "Republicans and Republicans alike" for "tirelessly fighting so the uteri of America will have the same rights as the uteri of Saudi Arabia." The Uterus name-dropped former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, two anti-abortion conservatives who've voiced controversial positions on abortion and the Democratic Party, respectively. And, at the end of the video, the Uterus tipped over a Deer Park water bottle as an homage to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

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"There's not really a whole lot of comedy rapid response – in fact, there's none," Winstead said. "And so we kind of want to carve out our space there."

The State of the Uterus was posted on the website Lady Parts Justice, which Winstead helped create. The site already got some attention because of a video comedian Sarah Silverman made for it, where she talks to Jesus Christ about birth control.

"So it went out and then all of the sudden our project exploded a month before we were actually getting our staffing in place and getting our people on board," Winstead laughed. "It's fine, it's really fun actually."

In the coming months, Winstead will have other famous faces – including "Girls'" creator Lena Dunham – participate in her progressive, pro-abortion rights videos. The spots will shine light on what lawmakers are up to on a more local level in the areas of abortion and birth control. And a big event, entitled "V to Shining V" is being planned for Sept. 27, where women will gather in every state capital to have a gay pride-like celebration for reproductive rights.

"We're really, really, really focused on local and state legislatures, that's really our thing," Winstead said. "Because no one is and those are the feeder programs where we go, 'Oh, my God, somebody needs to dam up this horrible, horrible river because it is spawning people who are absolutely not invested in compromise or the truth or science or education or anything else.'"

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