Jane Fonda says we should 'redefine vaginas as AK-47s' to avoid 'governmental restrictions' after Roe v. Wade reversal

Jane Fonda says we should 'redefine vaginas as AK-47s' to avoid 'governmental restrictions' after Roe v. Wade reversal
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Jane in a wide hat and turtleneck posing in front of a Sundance backdrop.
Jane Fonda attends the "Jane Fonda In Five Acts" premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2018.Ernesto Distefano/Getty Images
  • Jane Fonda advocated for vaginas to be redefined as AK-47 guns in her latest Twitter post.

  • Fonda criticized the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last week.

  • She joins numerous celebrities who have rallied against the reversal.

Jane Fonda has called to redefine vaginas as AK-47 guns to protect them from "government restrictions" after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week.

Last week, the landmark case that recognized a pregnant person's 14th Amendment right to abortion was overturned by the Supreme Court, allowing states such as Texas to implement abortion bans.

Fonda, who is a political activist as well as an actor, criticized the decision in her latest tweet.

"If a corporation can be defined as a person, why not redefine vaginas as AK47s," She wrote. "That way they'd be free of governmental restrictions by those who care about 'the sanctity of life.'"

Fonda echoed the sentiments of critics who have pointed out that abortions can now legally be banned, but the 2nd Amendment — which ensures the right to own a gun is protected — is still in place despite numerous mass shootings across the US.

 

Fonda has long been outspoken about protecting the right of pregnant people to get an abortion.

In 1992, Fonda protested in Washington ahead of the Supreme Court's decision in the Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey case, which threatened to overturn Roe v. Wade. The court eventually decided to reaffirm the right to an abortion but gave states more leeway allowing them to pass laws to restrict abortion.

Last month, the "Grace and Frankie" star urged Americans to "fight like hell" if Roe v. Wade is overturned during an interview on "The View."

"The same type of people that support this ending of Roe v. Wade, ending the idea that a woman has the right to control her own body, are the same people that don't want to be vaccinated," Fonda said. "[They say], 'Don't tell me what to do, the government can't be involved in what I shoot into my body,' and yet they're willing to support taking away from a woman her constitutional right, her human right, to determine what happens to her body and if she has or doesn't have a child. It's unconscionable."

Fonda added: "The Republicans complain about activist Supreme Court, activist lawyers — this is the most activist, politically oriented, narrowly focused Supreme Court in United States history."

Fonda joins many other celebrities who have criticized the Supreme Court's decision. Multiple musicians who performed at the UK's Glastonbury music festival last weekend condemned the Supreme Court, including Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, and Olivia Rodrigo.

Billboard reported that Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong also said he plans to renounce his US citizenship following the reversal, saying: "There's too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country."

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