Jane Fonda is an Oscar-winning actress who has made a difference as an activist. She never shies away from voicing her opinions and recently, she urged people to “fight like hell” against the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The 84-year-old actress joins other famous personalities who have expressed their anger and disappointment against the judgment, including Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Olivia Rodrigo, Kendrick Lamar, and many others.
Jane Fonda Slams Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade Decision
Jane Fonda suggested redefining vaginas as AK-47 guns in order to protect them from “government restrictions”. Her statement is in response to Roe v. Wade reversal, which was a landmark 1973 judgment that provided abortion rights to women. Fonda’s remark about guns comes after recent mass shootings traumatized the citizens of the country.
She took to Twitter to express her opinion and wrote, “If a corporation can be defined as a person, why not redefine vaginas as AK47s?” the actress asked, adding, “That way, they’d be free of governmental restrictions by those who care about ‘the sanctity of life.'”
Earlier in May, Fonda talked about the Roe v. Wade overturning draft that had been leaked online and asked everyone to “fight like hell to not allow this to happen.” She added, “And if it does, fight like hell through the vote. One of the things that this horrendous leak shows us is the importance of voting. We allowed someone (Donald Trump) to be elected to office who has put three fringe, right-wing people into the Supreme Court, which is supposed to be a non-political, non-activist body.”
She continued, “The Republicans complain about activist Supreme Court, activist lawyers – this is the most activist, politically oriented, narrowly focused Supreme Court in United States history, so we have to vote. We have to mobilize to get out the vote in the midterm elections and in 2024 to make sure that we don’t put in office anyone who does not support women’s right to choose and doesn’t understand the crisis called the climate crisis, which we have only eight years to address.”
Fonda Protested Roe v. Wade Overturn In The ’90s As Well
In 1992, Jane Fonda had protested in Washington when the Supreme Court gave its decision in the Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey case. It had threatened to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The court had then decided to keep the constitutional right to an abortion, but gave states some powers to pass laws to restrict abortion.