Jane Fonda suggests ‘murder’ to fight abortion laws in wild appearance on ‘The View’
Hollywood icon and far-left activist Jane Fonda suggested abortion-seeking women shouldn’t abide by laws and could even resort to “murder” in order to have control of their bodies on Friday during a wild appearance on “The View.”
“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,” Fonda said. “We’re not going back, I don’t care what the laws are. We’re not going back.”
Co-host Sonny Hostin smiled as she said, “That’s the activist,” and co-host Joy Behar was heard responding, “That’s Jane.”
Jane Fonda appears on ‘The View’ on Friday.
“She probably will get a Nobel Prize,” Hostin said.
“It’s the truth, it is the truth,” Fonda said. “We’re gonna fight.”
Behar then asked the 85-year-old Fonda what can be done aside from “marching” and protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.
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“Well, I’ve thought of murder,” Fonda said during cross-talk before her “Grace and Frankie” co-star Lily Tomlin asked her to repeat herself.
“Murder,” Fonda said again as the reliably liberal panel burst into laughter.
“She’s just kidding,” Behar said hastily, before motioning. “Wait a second… They’ll pick up on that and just run with it. She’s just kidding.”
Fonda then gave Behar a long stare that created even more laughter, making it unclear whether Fonda was still joking. Hostin then segued awkwardly to discussing Fonda’s activism.
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Jane Fonda has long been an outspoken advocate for the far-left. (Fox News Digital)
In a statement to Fox News Digital, Fonda insisted her comments were nothing serious.
“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 told Fox News Digital in a 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,” Fonda added.
Fonda has long been an outspoken advocate for the far-left, and many veterans of the Vietnam War still refer to her as “Hanoi Jane,” recalling Fonda’s disastrous trip to North Vietnam in 1972 when she was photographed on an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American pilots. The actress has long since apologized for the incident.
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Abortion has been at the forefront since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last year.
ABC News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
American actress and antiwar activist Jane Fonda pictured during her 1972 Vietnam trip though the scope of an anti-aircraft gun during her tour of the North Vietnamese capital. (Getty Images)