LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Hollywood icon and left-wing activist Jane Fonda made a controversial statement during a recent appearance on ‘The View’, suggesting that women seeking abortions may have to resort to ‘murder “to have control over their bodies. When the hosts asked what else she could do but protest and march to stop the recent rise in abortion-restricting laws in many states. “Well, I thought about murder,” joked Fonda, whose remark might have been obscured by background noise until Lily Tomlin asked her to repeat herself. To which Fonda said emphatically, “murder.”
“We now have decades of experience of having power over our bodies, of being able to determine when and how many children to have. We know what it’s like, we know what it’s done for our lives,” he said. said Fonda. “We won’t go back, I don’t care about the laws. We won’t go back.” Co-host Sonny Hostin responded, saying, “That’s the activist,” while co-host Joy Behar was heard saying, “That’s Jane.” Hostin even went on to say, “She’ll probably get a Nobel Prize.” Contacted by Fox News Digital, Fonda played down her comments, saying they shouldn’t be taken seriously.
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Jane Fonda just appeared on The View and said pro-life politicians should be “murdered” for their views on abortion.
Joy Behar desperately tried to save face by saying Fonda was “kidding” but clearly wasn’t. pic.twitter.com/igGJ3ZY28S
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 10, 2023
As critics blasted Fonda on social media, she attempted to clarify her remarks, saying, “While women’s reproductive rights are a very serious and extremely important issue to me, my comment on The View was obviously made joking,” according to Fox News.
Abortion laws and legal battles
Abortion has become a major issue following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade last year. Since then, 13 states have enacted laws that broadly ban the procedure, including Georgia, which bans abortion at six weeks gestation. It has sparked legal battles across the country as advocates seek to block restrictive laws and expand abortion access. While some states are expected to attempt to enact additional bans or gestation limits, others have taken steps to strengthen legal protections for the procedure. Despite ongoing legal challenges, abortion remains legal in most of the country, and several states have enacted new protections since the Dobbs ruling.
“Jane Fonda incites violence against pro-life politicians”
Following Jane’s recent comments on “The View,” where she suggested pro-life politicians be held accountable for their actions, the conservative backlash was swift. Mercedes Schlapp, a former Trump administration White House aide, accused Fonda of inciting violence against pro-life politicians. Schlapp tweeted, “Jane Fonda incites violence against pro-life politicians. This dangerous rhetoric is unacceptable.” Similarly, Rep. Majorie Greene (R-GA) expressed her intent to slam Fonda for her statements and “The View” for airing them, before rudely telling Fonda that she no longer needed to worry. to get pregnant. She said: “A shameless pro-life politician here. I get death threats on a regular basis because of The View’s naughty women and the things they say about me. But calling for our assassination makes The View, the hosts , producers, network, announcers and all involved responsible for the death threats, attacks and potential murders of politicians and pro-life activists I report this By the way @Janefonda your eggs are dry you so you don’t have to worry about getting pregnant anytime soon, so you can stop demanding the murder of a baby now.”
Jane Fonda incites violence against pro-life politicians. This dangerous rhetoric is unacceptable. https://t.co/psKb0Tcjj5
— Mercedes Schlapp (@mercedesschlapp) March 10, 2023
Shameless pro-life politician here. 🙋♀️
I regularly get death threats because of the naughty women in The View and the things they say about me.
But calling for our assassination makes The View, the hosts, the producers, the network, the advertisers and everyone involved… https://t.co/Vsa7tik8zg
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) March 10, 2023
However, pro-life advocates and politicians were quick to condemn her remarks, with Abby Johnson saying: “Jane Fonda went on national television today and suggested that pro-life politicians should be murdered for trying to protect unborn children. I guess she believes in killing people both in and out of the womb.” Chip Roy, a Republican representative from Texas, took to Twitter to criticize Fonda’s comments, saying, “Jane Fonda shorter: ‘Well, as long as SOMEONE gets murdered…’ Incitement, lots ?” Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, a Republican from Florida, also expressed concern, saying, “I informed Capitol Police of Jane Fonda’s call to assassinate pro-life politicians. Calling for the murder of a politician pro-life is not only dangerous, but it’s incredibly sick It leads to targeting and can lead to serious injury to someone.
Jane Fonda went on national television today and suggested that pro-life politicians should be murdered for trying to protect unborn children.
I guess she believes in killing people both in and out of the womb.
— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) March 10, 2023
Shorter Jane Fonda: “Well, as long as SOMEBODY gets murdered…” Incitement, a lot? https://t.co/CAhlZHy4Fw
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) March 10, 2023
I informed the Capitol Police about Jane Fonda’s call to assassinate pro-life politicians.
I’m a pro-life congressman. Since she didn’t recant or specify that she was “joking” with her statement, we take this threat seriously.
Jane Fonda and The View, are to issue a… https://t.co/BhUvQaH26Z
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) March 10, 2023
How many children does Jane Fonda have?
Jane is the mother of three children – two biological children born during her marriage and one adopted child with her second husband. Vanessa Vadim, the daughter of Jane and her first husband, Roger Vadim, is an accomplished filmmaker who has followed in her parents’ footsteps. Jane’s first son, Troy Garity, was born to her and her second husband, Tom Hayden, in 1973, and is best known for his acting work on HBO’s “Ballers.” Mary Luana Williams, who was adopted by Jane and Tom at 14, is the daughter of two Black Panther Party members and has become an activist herself.