Actress Anne Hathaway calls abortion ‘mercy’ and a ‘human right’ — but the victim count says otherwise

Anne Hathaway

On a recent episode of The View, actress Anne Hathaway implied that women can’t be successful or plan their lives without the ability to kill their own preborn children and that her “own personal experience with abortion” led her to see abortion as an act of “mercy.”

Abortion does not make women more capable or equal

Pro-abortion co-host Joy Behar initiated the conversation by asking Hathaway about a pro-abortion tweet she had penned following the overturning of Roe v. Wade and marking the 16th anniversary of her film “The Devil Wears Prada.”

“Some 16-year-old’s life has been irrevocably changed because of the overturning of Roe v. Wade,” said Hathaway. “I played a young woman who was starting out her career. And when you are a young woman starting out your career, your reproductive destiny matters a great deal.”

Hathaway’s implication is that women need abortion in order to be successful — that their careers must be built on the bodies of their dead children. This is a lie.

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Women are inherently equal to men and can be both mothers and careerwomen. Rather than advocating for the killing of children in order to get ahead, women should be pushing for more flexibility in the workplace, better support from their children’s fathers, equal parenting responsibilities, and supports to be implemented in the workplace such as flexible hours, breastfeeding support, onsite child care, and paid maternity and paternity leave.

Children aren’t holding women back; outdated expectations of women and men are holding women back.


Pro-life laws are not responsible for unplanned pregnancies

She added, “And I just — it [Roe‘s overturning] had just happened and I just — I think about it all the time. I think we all think about it all the time, and what the implications are and what it means to live in a country that puts us in this position.” She said that if she were to play that role today, she “couldn’t take that for granted. I couldn’t take that freedom for granted, the freedom of choice.”

But contrary to Hathaway’s insinuation, neither “the country” nor the government puts anyone in the position of a potential unplanned pregnancy; an individual’s personal choices do that. The government is not forcing pregnancy on anyone; 97% of women who become pregnant do so of their own free will and choice to have sex. A 16-year-old girl who chooses to have sex can get pregnant — and she has put herself in the position of being a pregnant teen and a teen mom.

No pro-life law forces anyone to have sex or become pregnant. Once a new life exists, however, the government has a responsibility to protect that life from being deliberately killed.

Abortion is not a human right

Warning: Graphic images below

Hathaway went on to say that “[T]his is not a moral conversation about abortion, this is a practical conversation about women’s rights, and by the way human rights, because women’s rights are human rights.”

And yet, the morality of abortion itself must be considered part of the conversation, because take away the euphemistic term abortion, and what is the act? The act of abortion is ending a pregnancy by killing the growing human in the womb. Because of this, we can know that abortion — the intentional homicide of a human not yet delivered — cannot be a human right.

On the contrary, life is a natural human right. It is not a right that the government can give or take away. It is a basic and fundamental right that every human being who comes into existence at the moment of their creation — fertilization — is due. Abortion denies human beings that right in an act of barbaric violence.



Aborted baby girl found in medical waste bin outside D.C. abortion facility

No human right has a victim count. Abortion has killed more than 63 million humans in America, like the two baby girls pictured above.

Abortion is not an act of mercy

Hathaway goes on to say that she has her “own personal experience with abortion and I don’t think we talk about this enough; abortion can be another word for mercy.”

But is it?

Hathaway continued, “We don’t know. We don’t know. We know that no two pregnancies are alike, and it follows that no two lives are alike, it follows that no two conceptions are alike. So how can we have a law, how can we have a point of view on this that says we must treat everything the same?”

Quite simply, the answer is that every human being is inherently equal and deserving of the right to life. No two people are exactly the same, but they are exactly equal. To say otherwise is discrimination.

It’s pointless to speculate what Hathaway meant by her “own experience” with abortion and her belief that abortion (again, intentional killing) can be a merciful act. But it is important to understand that induced abortion — ensuring the child is dead — is not medically necessary, and that killing a preborn child because he or she has received a prenatal diagnosis is an act of eugenic discrimination and targeted extermination.

Hathaway is spreading the same lies that abortion proponents have been using for decades to promote legalized abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. But in the nearly 50 years that legalized induced abortion was forced on states, the truth remained the same: abortion kills innocent children and does not empower women.

In granting women the power to kill and convincing women they had to kill in order to succeed, legal abortion has left nothing but victims in its wake.


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