New TV Show Starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon Portrays Pro-Lifers as Villains – Jonathon Van Maren 10/2/23


Jennifer Aniston has long been vocal about her support for abortion. When Texas passed their heartbeat bill, she posted an old clip of Friends (in which she starred) with the line: “I repeat … no uterus, no opinion.” When Roe v. Wade was overturned, Aniston asserted that attacks on birth control and same-sex “marriage” would likely be next. She was a fan of Netflix boycotting Georgia over passing protections for pre-born children, calling it “fantastic.”

Her co-star on AppleTV+’s popular drama “The Morning Show” also has a lengthy pro-abortion track record. In 2019, Reese Witherspoon tweeted that she was “beyond upset about the passing of new abortion bans in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, and Ohio.” She joined other celebrities condemning the Texas protections for pre-born children in 2021. Witherspoon had a similar reaction to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

None of that matters much — people don’t really take the political opinions of celebrities to heart. But the storytelling of these stars is something else entirely. Since the abortion wars got hotter in the runup to Roe’s overturn and further with the Dobbs decision, Hollywood has been ramping up the pro-abortion propaganda. Despite the views of the Hollywood elite, abortion storylines generally haven’t been popular for the simple reason that nobody much cared for them.

That has changed recently with big abortion dramas such as Never Rarely, Sometimes Always (2020); a hagiography of abortion activist Gloria Steinem, The Glorias (2020); abortion “comedy” Unpregnant; Elizabeth Banks’ Call Jane (2022) on the history of a pre-Roe underground abortion network. These stories are powerful attempts to change the narrative by mainstreaming abortion and casting abortion activists as heroes and pro-lifers as villains.

The Morning Show is the latest iteration in this propaganda campaign. In the premiere of Season 3, journalist Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) and anchor Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) cover the fall of Roe v. Wade and the story of a young woman smuggling abortion pills across the border from Mexico into Texas. Just as in Call Jane, those providing illegal abortions are portrayed as heroes. Witherspoon’s character, who admitted to having an abortion on-air in the first season, wants to cover this story and tells Levy why.

“There’s this woman in Texas,” she says. “And she crosses over the border every single month into Mexico to get abortion pills for women who cannot drive hours to the nearest clinic. She’s doing work that really matters.” According to Jackson, the abortion pill “saves lives” (the pre-born child being aborted is not referred to) and she later refers to crisis pregnancy centers as “fake clinics” that “routinely lie to pregnant women about how far along they are, so that they think they’re too late to terminate the pregnancy. I mean, they’ll be three weeks along, and they’ll tell them that they’re eight weeks because the cutoff is six weeks.”…

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