Abortion Activist Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Rape and Sexual Assault

National   Steven Ertelt   Feb 24, 2020   |   1:22PM    Washington, DC

Hollywood icon and abortion activist Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of first-degree sexual assault and third-degree rape.

Weinstein, who is connected with Planned Parenthood and top pro-abortion politicians like Hillary Clinton, was charged with five sex crimes, including rape and predatory sexual assault. The jury released its decision today and found him not guilty on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, which could have netted him a life decision. But the Hollywood mogul does face up to 25 years in prison on the other charges on which he was convicted.

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The case against Weinstein was based on three allegations: rape of an aspiring actress in a New York City hotel room in 2013, forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his apartment in 2006, and rape and forcibly performing oral sex on Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra in her apartment in the mid-1990s.

Weinstein also faces charges in Los Angeles after he was indicted in January, just after the first trial got underway. In that case, he is accused of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another woman in back-to-back nights during the week of the Oscar Awards in 2013.

Weinstein was arrested after more than 90 women came forward and accused him of sexual harassment and sexual assault in 2017. Many of the women’s claims about the Hollywood mogul had already reached the statute of limitations and thus he could not face charges from those accusations. In addition to dismantling his career in film, the public allegations helped spur the #MeToo movement, which encouraged women to speak out about their experiences with sexual harassment or assault.

Before he faced public scrutiny over the charges, Harvey Weinstein and his wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, attended Planned Parenthood’s 100th-anniversary gala in New York City.

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At the celebration, Planned Parenthood awarded former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton the Champion of the Century Award. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weinstein gave Clinton a standing ovation at the event where she insisted on the “morality” of “reproductive health care” (aka abortion) and stressed “trusting and valuing women.”

“Protecting access to the full range of reproductive health care. It is a health issue, of course, it is a core economic issue. Women in every corner of our country understand that intimately. And anyone who wants to lead should also understand that fundamentally, this is an issue of morality,” Clinton said. “I wish it were common ground, but I know for sure it is higher ground. And I believe, as you do, that trusting and valuing women is the right and moral position to take.”

According to Artnet editor Sarah Cascone, Weinstein also purchased artwork by British painter Cecily Brown at a charity auction at the gala for $100,000.

After LifeNews and other outlets reported on the connection, Planned Parenthood tried to distance itself from Weinstein, saying the pledge “went unfulfilled,” according to Breitbart.

“Harvey Weinstein is not and has never been a donor to Planned Parenthood Federation of America,” a Planned Parenthood spokesperson told Breitbart. “The $100,000 pledge referenced went unfulfilled.”

It seems odd that he would attend a charity dinner for Planned Parenthood and not make a donation. He even sat at a prominent table, beside Hillary Clinton and several well-known female actresses, according to the report.

Whether he donated or not, Weinstein has supported the abortion chain in other ways. In 2012, he promoted Planned Parenthood during an expensive fundraising banquet at his waterfront home in Connecticut for pro-abortion President Barack Obama, the Hartford Courant reports.

“Leading with your heart is the utmost for this president,” Weinstein said in his introduction of Obama. “Fighting for Planned Parenthood and protecting women’s rights, this president has fought the good fight.”

The Hartford Courant, which reported the statement last week, pointed out: “Weinstein’s comments that night about ‘protecting women’s rights’ provide a sharp contrast to the widespread allegations of sexual harassment that have been levied against him in recent days by multiple actresses.”

While none of the accusations against Weinstein involve abortion, sexual abuse and abortion frequently are connected. Legalized abortion provides a convenient way for sexual abusers to cover up their crimes, and abortion clinics have been caught agreeing to help cover up sexual abuse.

Weinstein is known for movies such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “The English Patient” and “The King’s Speech.”