Abortion Activist Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Rape and Sexual Assault

National   Steven Ertelt   Mar 11, 2020   |   11:56AM    Washington, DC

Hollywood icon and abortion activist Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after he was 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 last month 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 faced up to 25 years in prison on the other charges on which he was convicted.

Today, he received a 23-year sentence:

Judge James Burke sentenced Weinstein to 23 years in prison on Wednesday morning. The judge also warned him before announcing the sentence that he will have to register as a sex offender moving forward, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

For the first-degree count of criminal sexual act, Weinstein was sentenced to 20 years in prison with an additional five years of supervised release. He was handed three years behind bars for the third-degree rape conviction.

The case against the former movie producer was based on three allegations: raping 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 raping and forcibly performing oral sex on Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra in her apartment in the mid-1990s.

Weinstein also faces charges in Los Angeles following a January indictment just after the first trial got underway.

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.”