Hollywood leftist Jane Fonda is scrambling to walk back her calls to “murder” pro-lifers amid a severe backlash over the remarks.
As Slay News reported, Fonda stated twice during an appearance on “The View” that the solution to the abortion debate was to “murder” Americans who support the pro-life movement.
Fonda made the shocking statement on Friday when she was asked what the appropriate response to legislation restricting access to abortion on demand should be.
She was asked to clarify what she meant but chose to double down and repeat the statement.
The conversation began with Fonda’s claim that, after decades of women in America having access to abortion on demand, she didn’t care what laws were passed or what rulings were overturned.
“We’re not going back, I don’t care what the laws are,” she said.
“We’re not going back.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin dismissed Fonda’s comment as proof that she was an activist at heart.
“That’s the activist speaking, and she probably will get a Nobel Prize,” said Hostin, who has often claimed to be pro-life herself.
“The View” co-host Joy Behar then pressed Fonda on that point.
Behar asked Fonda what she thought could be done in addition to simply staging protests on the issue.
“Well, I’ve thought of murder,” Fonda replied.
“What did you say?” guest Lily Tomlin asked.
“Murder,” Fonda clarified.
Behar immediately jumped to try to save her by claiming “she’s just kidding, she’s kidding.”
Behar immediately stepped in to inform the audience that it was a joke.
However, Behar’s move prompted laughter from everyone else at the table but a glare from Fonda, suggesting it wasn’t a joke.
Joy: “Besides marching and protesting, what else do you suggest?
Jane: “Well, murder.” pic.twitter.com/DhaIxRASS3
— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) March 10, 2023
As her words quickly sparked a widespread backlash, Fonda scrambled to walk back the comments.
She claimed in a statement that the comments she’d made on the ABC midday talk show had been “in jest.”
She then pivoted to accuse her critics of focusing more on jokes than on “the actual problem at hand.”
“While women’s reproductive rights are a very serious issue and extremely important to me, my comment on The View was obviously made in jest,” Fonda said in a public statement.
“My body language and tone made it clear to those in the room — and to anyone watching — that I was using hyperbole to make a point.
“Women across the country are facing real threats when it comes to our bodies, and people lose faith in our mission to protect women when others choose to focus on tangential issues and passing jokes instead of the actual problem at hand,” she added.
But her critics were not so sure that it was a joke.
Some argue that Fonda was just being honest about how the Left really feels.
“Not sure why the outrage over this,” Jesse Kelly said.
“I applaud Jane Fonda for her honesty.
“They all feel this way.
“At least she had the balls to say it.
“The rest of them just claim things like wanting your guns to ‘stop crime.’
“But this is how they really feel.”
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