Over the weekend, award-winning actress Anne Hathaway scolded pro-life “white women” for supporting abortion-restricting legislation sweeping the nation. Hathaway accused such women of being “complicit” in the allegedly inevitable deaths of racial minority women due to such laws.
“Yes the anti-abortion movement is primarily about controlling women’s bodies under the premise (for many, sincere) of saving lives, and yes this law is primarily the work of white men HOWEVER a white woman sponsored the bill and a white woman signed it into law,” she wrote in an Instagram post.
“As we’re resisting,” Hathaway continued, “let us also call out the complicity of the white women who made this awful moment possible, and which–make no mistake–WILL lead to the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of women, a disproportionate number of whom will be poor and/or black.”
“Speak up. Show up. Don’t give up,” the Academy Award-winning actress added, before plugging pro-abortion organizations, like taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood, and asking for donations to be directed to them.
Hathaway’s post captioned a photo of a pro-abortion sign reading, “If you’re against abortion, don’t have one.” The mantra is a favorite of the pro-abortion crowd — though of course it is illogical when abortion is viewed as a human rights issue, as the pro-life side does, since the unborn are here, there, and everywhere precious human lives.
Hathaway’s argument regarding race is problematic, to borrow a buzzword from the Left. In states like Georgia and Alabama, where pro-life legislation was recently passed, the majority of unborn babies being killed by abortion are black; by restricting abortion, far fewer black babies would be killed. Therefore, claiming the pro-life position is an attack on minorities does not compute.
But Hathaway is not alone in taking such a position. Fellow Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano suggested the same regarding abortion and race during a CNN interview last week with host Chris Cuomo.
Pro-life laws “will affect the communities of color more than anything,” said Milano. “I feel like any woman of privilege that lives in one of these states — if this goes through — they’re gonna be able to travel to a state to get a safe, uh, reproductive health care (abortion). But for the women of color, for the women that are marginalized, for the women that are low-income communities, for the women that are most at-risk, these bill will be catastrophic.”
NFL star and pro-life advocate Benjamin Watson smacked Milano’s take as either fueled by ignorance, racism, or both.
“[For Alyssa Milano] to claim that giving MORE children of color the right to be born will negatively affect ‘women of color’ reveals IGNORANCE, RACISM or some combination of both,” Watson blasted. “Our children and families are capable of greatness and lies like this harm our future. [Don’t] patronize us.”