Jane Fonda went on “The View” Friday and appeared to suggest that “murder” was an appropriate response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade — and when one of the co-hosts said the actress was “just kidding,” Fonda didn’t give them an answer.
During an awkward segment on the ABC talk show, the co-hosts spoke with the 85-year-old actress about a recent decision by the U. S. Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade as a result of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The ruling recognizes that there is no constitutional right to an abortion and returns the issue to the states, as previously reported.
“We have experienced many decades now of having agency over our body, of being able to determine when and how many children to have,” Fonda shared.
“We know what that feels like, we know what that’s done for our lives,” she added. “We’re not going back; I don’t care what the laws are. We’re not going back.”
When asked for a solution to new pro-life laws around the country, Jane Fonda declares that they need to “murder” Republican politicians.
Joy Behar immediately jumps in to claim “she’s just kidding,” warning “they’ll pick up on that and run with it.”
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Sonny Hostin then smiled and pointed at Fonda, stating, “That’s the activist. She probably will get a Nobel Prize.”
“It’s the truth, it is the truth,” Fonda exclaimed. “We’re gonna fight.”
When pressed further by co-host Joy Behar about what pro-abortion advocates could do besides “marching” and “protesting,” the “80 For Brady” star said “murder.”
“Well, I’ve thought of murder,” Fonda explained, before her “Grace and Frankie” co-star Lily Tomlin asked her to repeat that.
“Murder,” the “9 to 5” star explained once more, as the audience and co-hosts broke into laughter.
Behar replied that Fonda was “just kidding. Wait a second. … They’ll pick up on that and just run with it. She’s just kidding.”
The camera did a close-up on Tomlin, who genuinely looked surprised as she waited for Fonda to admit she was joking. However, when the camera panned over to the actress, she just gave a long stare, leaving audience members and viewers wondering if she was kidding or not.
Hostin then directed the conversation toward the Hollywood star’s well-known activism and the panel just moved on.
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