During a Friday appearance on ABC’s The View, actress Jane Fonda appeared to propose murder in response to last summer’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.
While discussing abortion access and the Supreme Court’s ruling, Fonda suggested women “are not going back.”
“We have experienced, many decades now, of having agency over our body, of being able to determine when and how many children to have,” the actress said during the roundtable discussion with fellow actress Lily Tomlin. “We know what that feels like. We know what that’s done for our lives.”
“We’re not going back. I don’t care what the laws are,” Fonda said as the audience erupted in applause.
The View co-host Sunny Hostin praised Fonda’s comment, suggesting the actress would receive a Nobel Prize.
“Besides marching and protesting, what else do you suggest?” fellow co-host Joy Behar asked the actress.
“Well,” Fonda hesitated for a moment before proposing “murder.”
“What did you say?” Tomlin asked Fonda to which the actress reiterated “murder.”
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“She’s kidding,” Behar interjected as the audience erupted in laughter. “She’s just kidding.”
“Don’t say that,” Tomlin responded.
Fonda shot Behar a weary look seemingly in response to her insistence the actress was kidding.
“Let’s move on and talk about Jane’s activism which is legendary,” Hostin somewhat nervously suggested.
After last summer’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, Fonda, who has been involved in activism throughout her career, referred to the Supreme Court’s decision as “sickened,” hoping women would “mobilize” in response.
“I am sickened! Really? The United States of America has joined with backward countries who still have these almost medieval views of the role of women?” Fonda told Le Monde at the time. “It’s beyond shocking. It’s kind of unbelievable.”
“I’m hoping it will mobilize women to vote this November. I’m hoping it will galvanize progressive people to vote because of what’s at stake,” the actress continued. “But the Supreme court has lost credibility, it has become a right-wing swamp. A swamp.”
Fonda continued criticizing men and “patriarchy”:
It’s patriarchy, in general, that’s at fault. Evolution shows that we are the ones who ensure the survival of the species. We’re the ones that adapt to change. It’s so hard for men to change. We change all the time. When our husband gets a new job, we have to change. When our children leave home and go to college, we have to change. Women are always having to change. And so it’s easy for us.
Neither The View nor ABC have publicly addressed Fonda’s comments as of Friday afternoon.