According to the Washington Examiner, Hollywood elite Jane Fonda just suggested that it would be acceptable to "murder" pro-life, anti-abortion Americans.
The 85-year-old Fonda, these days, is known for her left-wing activism as much as anything else. This is particularly true with regard to abortion: she has become a militant pro-abortion activist.
Fonda's latest comment on the issue, suggesting that murdering pro-life Americans would be acceptable came during an appearance Friday on ABC News' The View.
During her appearance on The Views, Fonda spoke with the hosts about the abortion issue, particularly in light of the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has now overturned the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, returning the controversion abortion issue back to the people through their state legislatures.
This, however, is not how Fonda and other pro-abortion leftists see the situation. In their view, the Supreme Court has robbed them of their so-called right to have an abortion.
Fonda said on Friday:
We have experienced many decades now of having agency over our body, of being able to determine when and how many children to have. We know what that feels like, we know what that's done for our lives. We're not going back, I don't care what the laws are. We're not going back.
Such a position requires a person to ignore the fact that abortion is still legal in numerous states across the country. But, putting that off to the side, Joy Behar proceeded to ask Fonda, "besides marching and protesting, what else do you suggest?"
"Murder," Fonda replied.
Even for the likes of Behar, this was a little much. And so, Behar, after Fonda's remark, hastened to add, "wait a second, she's just kidding. You know, they'll pick up on that. She's just kidding."
Fonda, however, didn't reply to Behar's remark.
Fonda, subsequently, faced significant criticism for her remark. And, it was not until this that Fonda felt the need to back away from her remark.
Fonda told Fox News Digital:
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. 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
Are you buying Fonda's explanation - that it was all just a "jest"? I'm not.