Planned Parenthood Outraged with New Marilyn Monroe Biopic
Planned Parenthood is not usually outraged at Hollywood, but times may be changing. They are up in arms about the new Marilyn Monroe biopic, “Blonde,” because it dares to portray an unborn human baby as having a life.
The movie shows Monroe, played by Ana de Armas, as having two forced abortions that traumatized her. In one of the scenes, one of the unborn children is seen speaking with Monroe.
“You won’t hurt me this time, will you?” the unborn child asks Monroe.
Planned Parenthood is taking issues with the movie saying that an unborn child is a human life. They lash out against the “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 whined.
Spruch continued with her statement, “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 saw more than 383,000 unborn children aborted in Planned Parenthood clinics in a year, that’s about 1,050 per day.