By Chris Alexis
There’s no way around it: Planned Parenthood is vehemently against humanizing unborn children. The latest target of the abortion giant in this regard is Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe biopic, BLONDE.
In the film, starlet Monroe is forced to have two abortions. This leads to a scene that dramatizes Monroe’s emotional turmoil, through an imaginary conversation with her unborn child.
We see a CGI fetus, which “speaks” and says, “You won’t hurt me this time, will you?”
It’s a powerful storytelling device. But according to Planned Parenthood, it’s “anti-abortion propaganda.”
Caren Spruch, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s senior director of Arts & Entertainment Engagement, told The Hollywood Reporter that film and TV shapes people’s understanding of sexual and reproductive health.
On that, we (sadly) agree.
But what she said next was baffling. And this is where we in the pro-life/pregnancy help world disagree with Ms. Spruch.
She went on to say that “it’s critical these depictions accurately portray women’s real decisions and experiences.”
Stop for a moment.
We know that Planned Parenthood has its claws deeply rooted in Hollywood. (The fact that the abortion provider even needs a “senior director of Arts & Entertainment Engagement” is problematic, and chilling.)
So, what then is an “appropriate” depiction of an abortion for this organization?
What does the nation’s largest abortion provider want you to believe about women’s “real experiences”?
Shrill, the Hulu series featuring former Saturday Night Live cast member Aidy Bryant, is probably one. The series opens with the Bryant’s character having her pregnancy terminated. And it’s portrayed as … unsentimental. Even illustrated as an “empowering” event.
This is an entertainment production that has Planned Parenthood’s seal of approval. That’s what the abortion behemoth wants people to see.
But to watch Marilyn Monroe struggle with guilt and emotional complexity? To humanize the unborn child?
Can’t have that now, can we?
Because humanizing children is bad for the abortion business. More abortions mean more money. That’s why they want to distort reality.
And what is reality?
In reality, abortion is often emotionally scarring for women.
Live Action shared some important statistics for which need more awareness is in order. This includes the heartbreaking fact that women have a higher rate of suicide after terminating their pregnancies.
• 83% of the women surveyed revealed they were changed by their abortions, with 77% stating the change was negative.
• 77% stated they regretted their abortions.
• 60% shared feelings of isolation and alienation.
• 38% revealed problems with anxiety, depression, drug abuse, and/or suicidal thoughts as a result of terminating their pregnancies.
Facts counter what Planned Parenthood even claims on its website, which is: “Research studies indicate that emotional responses to legally induced abortion are largely positive. They also indicate that emotional problems resulting from abortion are rare and less frequent than those following childbirth.”
Nope, doesn’t seem to line up with the facts.
The abortion business lies on its website. And they work to distort the truth in media.
We’re supposed to believe the Shrill version of abortion where everything is fine.
But we must ignore the haunting depiction of a tortured Marilyn Monroe—even though that scene aligns more with what women experience.
For the record, BLONDE is a fictionalized account of Monroe’s life. There’s no evidence that some key scenes in the film ever played out, including one surrounding sexual assault. (This is a fact that has led to a storm of controversy surrounding the film.)
It’s not been confirmed that Marilyn Monroe ever had an abortion.
But that’s not the point here – which is how the character is portrayed in dealing with having an abortion – the humanizing of unborn children. And despite the fictional nature of the scene, it shares a lot of truth.
The truth about abortion backed up by data – And by real women with real stories.
And it is truth that Planned Parenthood wants to keep hidden from view.
Editor’s note. This appears at Pregnancy Help News and is reposted with permission.