Jane Fonda to Give Keynote for Arizona Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 16, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Jane Fonda to Give Keynote for Arizona Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 16
, 2008

Phoenix, AZ (LifeNews.com) — Actress turned political activist Jane Fonda will continue her abortion advocacy next month when she headlines an event for Arizona Planned Parenthood. Fonda will deliver the keynote address for the abortion business at its annual Founders’ Celebration, an event to honor volunteers and raise money.

The event will be held on October 18 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix and proceeds benefit the pro-abortion group.

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 her Arizona appearance follows a keynote address at a Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando fundraiser in May.

"I am a big believer in the work that Planned Parenthood does," she told the Sentinel newspaper before that event.

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 it’s the organization’s sex education that attracts her.

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.

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.

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