Planned Parenthood is outraged that "Blonde," a new movie based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, dared show that an unborn human baby is in fact a life.
What does the movie show?
The movie shows Monroe — who is played by Ana de Armas — having two forced abortions that later haunted her. In one scene, one of the unborn children is shown speaking with Monroe.
"You won’t hurt me this time, will you?" the unborn child asks Monroe.
What is Planned Parenthood saying?
The organization is taking issue with the movie's portrayal of an unborn child as a human life, decrying "abortion stigma" and "medically inaccurate descriptions of fetuses."
"As film and TV shapes many people’s understanding of sexual and reproductive health, it’s critical these depictions accurately portray women’s real decisions and experiences," said Caren Spruch of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
"While abortion is safe, essential health care, anti-abortion zealots have long contributed to abortion stigma by using medically inaccurate descriptions of fetuses and pregnancy. Andrew Dominik’s new film, 'Blonde,' bolsters their message with a CGI-talking fetus, depicted to look like a fully formed baby," she complained.
Spruch's statement continued:
Planned Parenthood respects artistic license and freedom. However, false images only serve to reinforce misinformation and perpetuate stigma around sexual and reproductive health care. Every pregnancy outcome — especially abortion — should be portrayed sensitively, authentically and accurately in the media. We still have much work to do to ensure that everyone who has an abortion can see themselves onscreen. It is a shame that the creators of "Blonde" chose to contribute to anti-abortion propaganda and stigmatize people’s health care decisions instead.
Planned Parenthood misleadingly claims that only a small portion of its services are abortion-related. According to the organization's 2020-2021 annual report, abortion accounted for only 4% of Planned Parenthood's services.
But in that same year, more than 383,000 unborn children — or about 1,050 per day — were aborted inside Planned Parenthood clinics. The organization has a vested interest in defending abortion, and spends tens of millions of dollars supporting pro-abortion politicians.
How did 'Blonde' director react?
Director Andrew Dominik is not interested in issuing a mea culpa.
In an interview with the Wrap, he said pro-abortion critics are examining his movie through a "Roe v. Wade lens."
"I mean, no one would have given a s*** about that if I’d made the movie in 2008, and probably no one’s going to care about it in four years’ time," he said. "And the movie won’t have changed. It’s just what sort of going on."
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