Jane Fonda in Florida to Headline Pro-Abortion Planned Parenthood Event
by Steven Ertelt
May 12, 2008
Orlando, FL (LifeNews.com) — When Jane Fonda reportedly converted to Christianity in 2001, some pro-life advocates hoped the political activist would part ways with her radically pro-abortion former husband Ted Turner. However, Fonda continued to trumpet abortion and she will do so again as the headline at an upcoming Planned Parenthood event.
Fonda will be in Florida on Thursday to be the keynote speaker at a fundraising event for Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando.
"I am a big believer in the work that Planned Parenthood does," she told the Sentinel newspaper. "It is where most low-income women without insurance go for [reproductive] health care."
Though Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in the United States, breaking $1 billion last fiscal year in revenue thanks to more than 250,000 abortions, Fonda says its the organizations sex education that attracts her.
"And in the day of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, we desperately need to educate young people about the importance of safe sex and contraception," she said.
Fonda was last in the news in November when she handed director Cristian Mungiu the top award at the 18th Stockholm International Film Festival for his pro-abortion film.
The Romanian film "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," which offers a look at illegal abortions, captured the prize.
In 2004, Fonda’s name turned up on a list of celebrities helping Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups turn out activists to participate in the April 2004 march for abortion.
Pro-abortion groups were having a tough time finding enough abortion advocates across the country to attend their national march and the eventual number of attendees was well-below publicly-stated expectations.
In September 2006, Fonda and abortion activist Gloria Steinem were two of the founders of Greenstone Media, a radio company that planned to sponsor an all-woman all-talk radio network nationwide.
Steinem said the radio network was planned as an alternative to the current talk show radio landscape, where hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Michael Reagan, G. Gordon Liddy, James Dobson and others are decidedly pro-life.
Polls show women don’t share the same pro-abortion views as Fonda.
A June 2003 poll conducted by the pro-abortion Center for the Advancement of Women found 51% of women took a pro-life position opposing most or all abortions while only 30 percent said it should be generally available.
A September 2003 survey conducted by the Polling Company found 54 percent of women selected one of three different pro-life views opposing all or almost all abortions. Only 39 percent backed abortion.