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Jane Fonda Was Not Joking, And Here’s Why

Before I get to the content of this blog, here is the video of Jane Fonda and her remarks supporting murdering people to keep abortion legal.


Jane Fonda: “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.”

Joy Behar: “Women will rise up.”

Sunny Hostin: “That's the activist speaking. And she probably will get a Nobel Prize.”

JF: “It’s the truth. It is the truth. We’re not gonna do it. We’re gonna fight.”

JB: “Besides marching and protesting, what else do you suggest?”

JF: “Well, I thought of murder.”

Lily Tomlin: “What did you say?”

JF: “Murder.”

JB: “She's kidding. Wait a second, she’s just kidding.”

LT: “Now don’t say that, that’s not…”

JB: “You know they’ll pick up on that and just run with it.”

LT: “Yeah, that’s the worst.”

JB: “She’s just kidding.”

SH: “Well, let me talk to you about the acti-”

JF: (Serious face, no smile, glares at Joy)

SH: “Let’s move on and talk about Jane’s activism.”

Context is very important. Many people scandalize stories that aren’t offensive for several reasons, including creating clickbait, and to create partisanship, my side vs their side. Instead of copying and pasting a transcript from the internets, I personally took the time to transcribe the video and to provide you with said video as to give you, the reader, the best context, to prove to you that I’m not scandalizing the content. It was difficult to transcribe, as this was a discussion format between six people, four of which are speaking in this clip, and speaking over each other.

As context is important, Jane Fonda has been an outspoken activist, supporting violent extremist organizations like Black Panther Party. She wants to be known for her activism, has supported protesting, rebellion, violence, and has been arrested several times.

Here is a link about some of her activism with Black Panther Party

This is why she wasn’t joking: her history and her words surrounding the context of her statement, “murder,” give credibility to her position. A moment before suggesting “murder,” she says, “We’re not going back. I don’t care what the laws are. We’re not going back.” She doesn’t care what the laws are. These are not just quippy soundbytes. She has been arrested six times for her protests, the first of which her mugshot dons an iconic fist in anti-establishment defiance (picture above), the same fist adopted by extremist group Black Lives Matter, whom Jane supports.

Here is a link about the violence associated with Black Lives Matter.

After Joy said, “she’s just kidding,” Jane glared at Joy, no smile, no laughter, no indication of kidding, joking, jest, or folly. She wasn’t going to lie about not kidding, but she knew that if she were to continue in her position, she would lose ground with the court of opinion. Sunny then abruptly tries to change the subject, focusing on Jane’s activism. This was extremely intentional, as to stay away from the controversy of suggesting murdering people was a legitimate means to fight for abortion, the murdering of unborn sons and daughters (ironic, I know. Murderception, maybe?)

There is an increasing voice in the pro-abortion community that claims violence is a growing viable option to gain and maintain power. You can hear the urgency in Jane’s statements, “we’re not going back… we’re going to fight.” With Roe v Wade struck down, abortion is no longer federally protected. Many women feel their bodily autonomy has been threatened, even violated, and some feel the only way to protect their bodily autonomy is to fight using any means necessary, including violence. Organizations like Jane’s Revenge and Ruth sent us have advocated for violence, rioting, and destruction of property, things that Jane Fonda has shown support for. Jane’s Revenge has claimed responsibility for several attacks on pregnancy resource centers, pro-life organizations, churches, and political offices. One of the new slogans of the pro-abortion movement is “if abortion isn't safe, you aren't either.”

In a statement made to Fox News Digital, Jane Fonda said:

"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.”

...Obviously made in jest.” There is absolutely nothing obvious about jest in this clip.

...My body language and tone made it clear to those in the room - and to anyone watching …” Yes, she made it very clear, not that she was jesting, but that she was serious.

... that I was using hyperbole to make a point.” The definition of “hyperbole” is “extravagant exaggeration”. The point of hyperbole is to make a statement so extremely exaggerated that it makes a point. The example Merriam-Webster gives is “mile-high ice-cream.” It is obvious that the ice-cream is not a mile high, but that it is a large portion. Jane even says in her statement, “Women across the country are facing real threats when it comes to our bodies”, and paired with, “We’re not going back. I don’t care what the laws are. We’re not going back… We’re gonna fight,” and the current climate of pro-abortion organizations firebombing and vandalizing clinics, offices, and churches, her point is less hyperbole and more a call to violence for the cause of which she supports – the killing of unborn sons and daughters.

It’s not surprising, though. Violence begets violence. If she supports killing people through abortion, the logical next step is killing people to protect the “right” to kill people.

Thomas White

Vice President

Pro Life Man



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