Hollywood actress and activist Sally Field is so upset with recent abortion laws passed in Texas and Florida that she is warning the governors of those states to steer clear of her because – in her own words – she said, "I cannot be responsible for what I would do." Field gave an interview to Variety last week, and claimed that states like Texas and Florida have passed "criminal" legislation on abortions.
The interviewer asked Field about her "social activism" and how she is "politically engaged." The interviewer brought up how Field has been an "advocate for LGBTQ rights, speaking up about the AIDS crisis, climate change, nuclear weapons," and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Field noted she is an activist to a "degree," but said she is not as die-hard of a political activist as her friend and far-left actress Jane Fonda.
The two-time Academy Award-winning actress recalls how Fonda and she participated in a climate change demonstration on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and was arrested, which Field described as "fun."
During the interview, Field's 2018 memoir "In Pieces" was mentioned.
When the autobiography was released, The Hollywood Reporter said of the memoir, "Fields writes that she had her own 'sexual awakening' in high school, leading to a secret abortion she got in Tijuana, Mexico, when she was 17 years old."
Field had an abortion in 1964 — nine years before the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
The Variety interviewer asked the "Smokey and the Bandit" star, "In your autobiography, you wrote about going to Tijuana when you were 17 to get an abortion. What do you think of these abortion bans in Texas and other states like Florida?"
Field responded, "Those men who are doing that, and they're mostly male governors who are doing it, are so backward, so ignorant and really just power-hungry. I think it's criminal."
"They're so wanting to roll back the achievements and important progress for women, for Blacks, for the LGBTQ community," the "Forest Gump" actress claimed. "I can't say enough horrible things about what I feel about those men."
Field then took aim on the governors of Texas and Florida for recent abortion laws.
Last May, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law the pro-life Texas Heartbeat Act that prohibits physicians from "knowingly perform[ing] or induce[ing] an abortion on a pregnant woman if the physician detected a fetal heartbeat for the unborn child ... or failed to perform a test to detect a fetal heartbeat."
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to sign a ban on abortions after 15 weeks to protect unborn babies.
The 75-year-old actress issued a veiled threat to the governors of Florida and Texas.
"If you see them coming toward me, those two governors specifically [Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis], lead me out of the way because I cannot be responsible for what I would do. Heidi [she addresses her publicist, who is in the room], do you hear me? Lead me away."
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