Hollywood actress and far-left Democratic activist Jane Fonda seemingly suggested that “murder” was an appropriate and acceptable action for abortion supporters to take against pro-life Republican lawmakers during an appearance last week on ABC’s “The View.”
That reportedly led directly to a separate but related death threat against Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL), and she has now reported Fonda and her initial threat to the Capitol Police, the Western Journal reported.
Jane Fonda calls for “murder” of pro-life politicians
It was on Friday that Fonda appeared on “The View” to promote her new movie and, inevitably, the conversation turned to last year’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and how a number of Republican-led states are now passing decidedly pro-life laws to ban or sharply curtail abortion procedures.
“We have experienced many decades now of having agency over our bodies, of being able to determine when and how many children to have,” Fonda proclaimed. “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 — we’re not going back.”
Co-host Joy Behar asked what could be done besides “marching and protesting,” to which Fonda replied, “Well, I’ve thought of murder.” Then, when asked to repeat herself amid the nervous laughter of others, the actress stated more forcefully, “Murder,” and then said nothing but shot a knowing sideways glance at Behar as the co-host scrambled to suggest that Fonda had just been “kidding.”
Jane Fonda just went on the View and said Pro-Life politicians need to be “murdered” because of their views on abortion.
Joy Behar desperately tried to save face by saying that Fonda was “kidding” but she clearly was not. pic.twitter.com/igGJ3ZY28S
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 10, 2023
Capitol Police have been notified
Florida congresswoman Luna did not take Fonda’s statement as a joke, however, and took to Twitter just hours later on Friday to announce, “I have notified Capitol Police of Jane Fonda’s call to murder pro-life politicians.”
“I am a pro-life member of Congress. As she did not retract or clarify that she was ‘joking’ with her statement, we are taking this threat as a serious one,” she continued. “Jane Fonda and The View, must issue a full retraction of Fonda’s sickening call to murder pro-life politicians and those who fight for the rights of unborn babies.”
“Calling for the murder of pro-life politicians is not only dangerous but it’s incredibly sick. This leads to targeting and can result in someone being seriously hurt,” Luna added. “The View should be ashamed that they condone violence, especially against women elected officials as we are already targeted way more for stalking and violence way more than our male counterparts.”
New death threat received following Fonda’s call for “murder”
On Monday, Rep. Luna appeared on Fox News with host Jesse Watters and reiterated that she had notified the Capitol Police of the “murder” threat espoused by Fonda and also revealed that it had directly inspired a new death threat against her from another individual.
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) March 15, 2023
“After this clip was posted, our office received another death threat that we then had to report to Capitol Police, so this is not uncommon for the left. They like to try to drown it out, try to ignore it, but we take this seriously,” the congresswoman said.
Asked by Watters to confirm if the newly received threat could be traced directly back to Fonda’s commentary, Luna replied, “Absolutely,” and revealed that the threatening comment had been posted under a video clip of Fonda and stated something to the effect of “The only good conservative and Trump supporter was a dead one.”
She went on to predict that Fonda would likely receive a visit from the Capitol Police, as has happened in the past with other high-profile celebrities who publicly uttered death threats against Republicans or former President Donald Trump, and reiterated just how “dangerous” such rhetoric truly is for all politicians, but especially women.