On The View, actress/activist Jane Fonda said that one more step in the fight for abortion rights is plain old “murder.”
The hosts of the show quickly tried to walk that suggestion back by saying that Fonda must have been joking, but Fonda just stared, giving them no indication that she was, in fact, trying to be funny.
Her comment came after she had talked about the importance of women being able to control their own bodies, and “able to determine when and how many children they will have.” She said women will not go back to the era when abortions were limited.
“We’re not going back. I don’t care what the laws are,” Fonda said, and the audience applauded.
She was asked what else women could do besides protest.
“Well, there’s murder,” Fonda replied.
“What did you say?” said Lilly Tomlin.
“Murder,” Fonda repeated.
“She’s kidding,” said Joy Behar, trying to walk back the statement. But Fonda sat stony-faced, while the others around the table tried to brush it off and then say that surely that statement would be taken and run with by the conservatives.
Watch the entire exchange here: