(WatchDogReport.org) – Jane Fonda is an award-winning and prolific actor that also happens to be a long-time activist who is no stranger to controversy. Her seemingly anti-American antics during the Vietnam War earned her the moniker “Hanoi Jane” in the early ‘70s. She apologized for her behavior years later, but didn’t stop supporting Left-wing causes and pushing for women’s rights. On March 10, Fonda appeared on “The View” with fellow actor Lily Tomlin to promote their new movie “Moving On” when the subject of abortion came up. Fonda suggested “murder” was a valid option to keep others from eroding women’s rights to control their own bodies.
Later that day, Fonda responded to the uproar about her comment. She told Fox News Digital that she was “obviously” kidding, although the subject matter was “very serious” and “extremely important” to her. She said anyone watching and present at the time could tell from her “body language and tone” that she wasn’t advocating for murder. Fonda said she was simply trying to make a point that women will fight and not backslide to a time where they have fewer rights.
Joy: “Besides marching and protesting, what else do you suggest?
Jane: “Well, murder.” pic.twitter.com/DhaIxRASS3
— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) March 10, 2023
Pro-life advocate Abby Johnson was one of many who were offended by the murder comment. She alleged the actress was calling for people go out and kill “pro-life politicians” who are simply trying to protect fetuses. She then quipped that Fonda believed in equal-opportunity murder both inside and outside the womb.
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
Representative Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) said she called the Capitol Police and told them what Fonda said because she believes someone could use the comment as a directive to hurt others.
I have notifed Capitol Police of Jane Fonda’s call to murder pro-life politicians.
I am a pro-life member of Congress. As she did not retract or clarify that she was “joking” with her statement, we are taking this threat as a serious one.
Jane Fonda and The View, must issue a… https://t.co/BhUvQaH26Z
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) March 10, 2023
Fonda defended her stance on the abortion issue, telling Fox News Digital that women are “facing real threats” to their bodies and it’s a problem that needs a solution. She said people are losing faith that anyone will “protect women” and keep their rights intact.
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