Originally posted at The Clash Daily
At the end of life, all people reevaluate and ponder life’s mistakes, poor choices, and self-centered objectives. That’s why the pain of aging often includes dealing with regrets and beliefs that suddenly seem superficial and self-serving in light of eternity and the things that really matter.
This is precisely what seems to be happening to Hanoi Jane, also known to many as outspoken liberal Hollywood actress Jane Fonda.
For those who’ve basked in the warmth of wealth and public acceptance, the notion of human transience must be especially hard to accept, especially for a woman whose Hollywood career provided her a platform to spout left-wing politics and lobby for abortion rights.
Seems approaching 80 is bringing with it the understanding that despite fame, fortune, and rock-hard abs, as the Bible says in Psalms 103:15-16, “As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, and its place acknowledges it no longer.”
Recently, Fonda shared some of her deep thoughts in a blog on her website entitled “Crying.” Fonda said that as she ages, “tears are close to the surface” because she’s well aware of time and “how little of it [she has] left.”
Sober in the twilight of her life, Jane seems to be pondering how her transitory moments were spent. There were times in the past when Jane sided with and offered aid and comfort to America’s enemies, which ultimately cost the lives of thousands of American soldiers. Then, when she established herself as an abortion advocate, she also aided and abetted another enemy – the enemy of God, the Giver of Life.
Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda was born to a woman who, prior to the actress’s birth, in 1937, had had nine abortions. While reviewing her existence, does Fonda grapple with the fact that she spent time walking behind banners rallying for the right of a woman to participate in the act that destroyed nine of her siblings?
Jane Fonda was conceived, lived, and will one day die, as we all will, but as an avid supporter of abortion rights, the harsh truth for Jane is that she enthusiastically supported the hastening of death for those that God Almighty ordained to live.
Is she even thinking about those things?
No one knows, but what she is doing is crying, and over “pretty things, kind deeds, sad stories, acts of courage [and] good news.” As Jane comes to terms with time and how fleeting life is, one can’t help but wonder whether, deep down, denying the right to life to those not lucky enough to make it out of the womb might be what’s making Ms. Fonda so weepy.
When Jane says that she is now able to “appreciate the beauty in small things more than when [she] was younger,” do those “small things” also include fetuses tucked snugly inside a mother’s womb that she and her liberal politics fund to destroy?
When Fonda talks about aching for “unwanted children…polar bears, and elephants, and Monarch butterflies and dolphins, gorillas and chimpanzees,” does she still believe that the latter should be saved from extinction and the former be destroyed for lack of being wanted?
Waxing philosophical, on her blog Fonda noted that “biologist E.O. Wilson once said something like, ‘God granted the gift of intelligence to the wrong species’…
intelligence should have been granted to dolphins…an animal with a brain who plays and is smart but has no thumbs and is not a carnivore.”
What Barbarella forgot to mention was that the animals she named lack the intelligence of humans who often behave worse than animals as some of them defend the systematic destruction of millions of their offspring.
Based on Jane’s reaction to actress Kerry Washington’s recent baby shower, there is a hint that there may be a soft, repentant spot somewhere inside the winner of the 2003 Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Award.
About Washington, who’s also a huge abortion advocate, Fonda said that at seven months – a gestational age at which partial-birth abortions are still sometimes performed on helpless babies – she looked “radiant.”
The woman who spoke out against granting personhood to a fetus is now attending baby showers and saying “I had no idea there could be so many nice ways to commemorate the upcoming event and leave loving memories for mom and baby.” Is Jane Fonda actually admitting that Kerry is carrying an actual living baby?
The aging actress went on to say that she started crying when she saw Kerry’s “gorgeous belly.” Did Fonda look at that belly and picture the infant growing inside its mother’s womb?
Again, dealing with mortality is a hard thing to do, especially if one has lived life catering solely to the temporal realm and spurned the truth of God’s Word and who He is. As a 76-year-old woman wrestling with her own temporariness, Jane Fonda admitted, “Maybe because I’m older my heart is wider open, like a net that wants to catch all the things that matter.”
As the end of her life nears, Jane Fonda should focus less on chimpanzees and Monarch butterflies and instead grasp the truth that without exception, as it says in 2 Corinthians 5:10, “we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”
Four marriages, intermittent atheism, and treasonous activities aside, let’s pray that before Jane Fonda stands before God she has the good sense to make amends with Him for supporting, encouraging, and putting her hearty approbation upon the unfettered slaughter of 60 million unborn children.