Cynthia Nixon: The latest Hollywood nitwit to get involved in the abortion debate

Posted by: ST on December 21, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Another day, another clueless Hollywood “feminist” gets involved in the abortion debate:

(CNN) — It’s been a little more than a week since Cynthia Nixon flew back from filming “Sex and the City 2” in Morocco, and she’s already diving headfirst into the debate surrounding abortion and health care reform.

Nixon, a longtime abortion rights activist, says she can’t keep quiet about the recent health care bill amendments that would limit insurance coverage for abortions.

“It’s a very basic female right that we need to protect,” Nixon said. “What’s so frightening about this Stupak ban is that he’s found a backdoor way to basically not cover abortion for the vast majority of American women.”


CNN: In addition to the issue being complicated, some … have pointed to a problem of complacency as well. How do you broach this topic with a generation that has always had some sense of reproductive rights?

Nixon: I think we can continue to tell stories about backstreet abortions and how horrible they are. The idea of making access to safe abortions harder and more expensive and more difficult, having to travel across state lines — that puts women’s health and lives in jeopardy, which is something I think no one wants.


CNN: Let’s pretend for a minute that the health care bill never existed. Was there anything that worried you about reproductive rights before health care reform?

Nixon: The people who concern me the most are the people who want to illegalize abortion, and even more scary to me, they also want to make contraception hard to get. I don’t want women to have abortions. The people who really are trying to reduce the number of abortions through sex ed and contraceptive information and distribution, I think they have the exact right idea.

CNN: “Sex and the City” did the now-famous episode where your character, Miranda Hobbes, chose to have an abortion only to change her mind at the last minute. Was there a message in that episode? What was it?

Nixon: The message was choice. Miranda is a fighter. If she had to fight to get to that abortion, if there were forces working against her, she would have fought and fought and fought to get there and she might not have stopped to think, “What do I really want in this situation?”

But she was able to sit there in that doctor’s office, about to go have an abortion with the support of her friends, and think to herself, “You know, I don’t think this is what I want to do.” This should be all about choice. We should not be pushing women to have children they don’t want or can’t care for.

No, Miranda isn’t a “fighter.” She’s a complete idiot. I wrote about the episode in question two and a half years ago:

I remember flipping channels not too long ago and stopping on an episode of S&TC just out of curiosity, because two of the characters were in a clinic. One of them was waiting to have an abortion, while the other one was there to provide ‘moral support’ to the distraught friend who was there for the woman. It struck me as odd that the woman was so distraught, considering that she looked at the baby as an inconvienience, which is why she was aborting it. After all, if someone really is looking a fetus as an inconvienience rather than a human life, what’s there to get all emotional about, right?

The next scene after the commercial cut to all of the S&TC women in the apartment of one of the women, and there were flowers around, food being delivered, etc, in apparent show of sympathy and support to the woman who had been at the clinic to have the abortion (although I don’t know why there was sympathy involved if the baby wasn’t actually considered a baby, but anyway) – all the women gathered around the woman who had gone to the clinic to have the abortion, when she announced she didn’t have the abortion, that instead she wanted to keep the baby. All of a sudden, in the matter of an hour or so, that “inconvienience” became a baby. Of course, the writers didn’t explore this aspect, because it wouldn’t fit in with the show’s feminist mindset of ‘free choice.’

Think about it: In the blink of an eye, the fetus went from a blob of tissue that Miranda wanted to abort to an actual baby – all based on how the mother felt about it from one second to the next. Abortion has got to be one of the few issues where the definition point for “what is a baby” is pretty much up to the mother, not the law (up until the third tri). This is also why uber-feminist groups fight against laws that criminalize the murder of an unborn child that happens during an act of violence against the mother – at any stage. They know that if someone can be prosecuted for the murder of an unborn child at any stage, then it would not be a stretch to haul before the courts women who choose to have their unborn child aborted, nor would it be a stretch prosecute the doctors involved in the procedure – again, at any stage, thereby negating a woman’s “right” to decide whether or not a baby is a “blob of tissue” or a developing human.

Photo courtesy of Kurt Rogers/SF ChronicleIt’s both fascinating and saddening to me to read about Hollywood “femnists” like Nixon and Ashley Judd who encourage others to be selfless with their time and money in volunteering to help the less fortunate, yet they advocate one of the most selfish acts known to humankind: Abortion. And they do it by playing the rape, incest, health of the mother/baby card, but they don’t mention that less than 8 percent of abortions in this country are done for those reasons. But ask them if they’ll compromise with you on the issue by only supporting abortions in those instances. They won’t. It’s all or nothing with this “all about me” crowd.

They also don’t mention that the vast majority of abortions done in this country are for convenience purposes – the mother is in college, just starting a new job, doesn’t think the father will want to stick around to help raise the child, doesn’t want the child to be around because it would be a reminder of the father, don’t think they’d be able to support the child financially (even though numerous, numerous programs exist out there to help in these situations), already has the number of children they want, wanted a girl rather than a boy, didn’t want a child born with a cleft lip and palate, etc.

And even though they talk about the “tough choice” it is for a woman to make when considering whether or not to have an abortion, they never explain why they believe it’s a “tough choice.” If it’s a blob of tissue, a parasite, then what’s so “tough” about having a doctor suck that tissue out of a woman’s body? The fact of the matter is that whenever you hear a liberal talk about what a “tough choice” it is for a woman to have an abortion, you know that they must realize deep down that the little “blob of tissue” growing inside of a pregnant woman is actually a little life breathing and growing. Perhaps they know that at 5 weeks, the baby’s circulatory system, brain, spinal cord, and other vital organs begin developing. Maybe they’re aware that you can hear/see the heartbeat at the 6 week mark.

Then again, there are those who really don’t think it’s a “tough decision” to make. Perhaps Ms. Nixon should talk to the friends of celebreality star Kourtney Kardashian, who encouraged her to get an abortion, friends who, in Kardashian’s eyes, treated the issue of getting an abortion like it was “no big deal.” Ms. Nixon should also talk to the women to whom abortion is their method of birth control. It is not a “tough decision” for these women to make, obviously.

In fact, I’d really like to know exactly how many of the women who’ve had abortions considered the decision a “tough” one to make. My bet is that most did not, because we live in an era in this country where human life has little value – except if you’re a death row inmate who has simply been “misunderstood.” The unborn, on the other hand, have gotten the shaft since 1973, thanks in large part to a selfish liberal gender “feminist” movement that has de-emphasized the importance of motherhood and the two-parent family in favor of irresponsibility and immorality – at the expense of the unborn, the family unit, and society. And how did they pull it off? By basing their movement on lies.

I weep.

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15 Responses to “Cynthia Nixon: The latest Hollywood nitwit to get involved in the abortion debate”


  1. Oh, come on now. Hundreds of thousands of people have been bloviating for months about how exactly to construct this gigantic pyre of laws, regulations, and taxes upon which our collective money will be burnt, and they’ve been doing it based on lies, half-lies, and precious little actual facts or information. Why should Cynthia Nixon be any different than any other American in that respect?

  2. b. pocoroba says:

    that’s so visual! thanks

  3. ClassicFilm says:

    I wasn’t aware that without ObamaCare, women would not be able to get abortions, that birth control would be outlawed, that unless you’re allowed to sit in a abortionist’s waiting room with friends all around, you’ll never be able to make intelligent, unselfish, sound choices about the life of an unborn baby.

    I must have dreamed those “Planned Parenthood making obscene profits on abortions” headlines last month. Thank goodness Cynthia has cleared that up for me. Hooray for Hollywood… /sarc

  4. nina says:

    I am an OB/GYN . Most women that get pregnant and get an abortion are not in any form of contraception by choice. A lot of them use abortion as a method of contraception. I have no pity for them. Nixon should stop worrying about abortion since she sleeps with women and will never need one. Ashley Judd has the IQ of a cucumber.

  5. JoJo Dog says:

    Why’s Nixon even getting into this debate? Isn’t she a lesbian?

  6. LC Gregory says:

    Gays and lesbians are all over the abortion debate for the same reason that Hugh Hefner is so thoroughly pro-gay – they’re all part and parcel of the pansexual lobby. They’re all allies who know all about both watching and scratching each others’ backs.

  7. Great White Rat says:

    Nixon: I think we can continue to tell stories about backstreet abortions and how horrible they are. The idea of making access to safe abortions harder and more expensive and more difficult, having to travel across state lines — that puts women’s health and lives in jeopardy, which is something I think no one wants.

    Nothing in this oppressive monstrosity of a bill will make abortions less safe or more difficult, you idiot. This is about is whether women who want abortions can send the bill for them to the taxpayers, or shell out for it themselves.

  8. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    I wonder just how “pro-choice” Nixon and Judd would be if the issue were, say, whacking baby seals on the head?

    Would they be all afire over concerns about “back-alley clubbings” and the need to keep baby seal hunts legal and safe? Or would they deafen half the nation with their shrieks of outrage and hate? (Personally I suspect the latter, but then I am just an embittered God-and-guns clinger….)

    Remember always, dear readers, that to the Hollywood crowd anything that (1) has big eyes, soft fur, or otherwise looks cute in a full-color Esquire advertisement, and (2) is not human will always be worth more than a human baby. Baby seals, polar bears, whales, dolphins, feral cats, snail darters, trees, … even the protozoan that cause malaria have more intrinsic worth than human life.

  9. RogerCfromSD says:

    Here’s a thought: We Conservatives can claim that not adhering to this HC bill is our “choice”. After all, they’re “our bodies”.

  10. Kate says:

    I have to agree with MD….if it looks cute and isn’t a burden to you personally it has to be good, right? Save them and forget about those “inconvenient” little rugrats who demand your time and energy and are so dependent on you….so you go girl.

    Having been through the “process” I know that it is not the panacea that some women trump it up to be…more emotional damage is done to women who go through with an abortion than they want you to know…take it from me, I had an emotional breakdown that turned my life upside-down even with the support of friends….friends don’t live with the guilt. And I will admit that it was for purely selfish reasons.

    SO, what does abortion have to do with health care. It is an elective procedure in an overwhelming majority of cases. It is not covered by most insurances. So why does the federal health care process have to include it…oh, because of the babbling idiots of the left who think it is a right as witnessed above. If tanning is going to be taxed, why not tax abortions, too. That would bring in a few extra dollars to pay for the plan, Reid and Pelosi.

  11. ShyAsrai says:

    From Mother Teresa who knew a thing or two about what is right, and what is wrong:

    It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

    Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.”

  12. Krystal says:

    Why not show in health classes in school an actual video of a developing child in the womb at early stages and through the whole nine months and then show how it is aborted. Years ago women may not have been fully aware of the developmental stages, but with technological advances they certainly do know now and it seems odd that this basic human biology is not shown in school. Yet they can get graphic instructions on birth control. It would be interesting to see how men and women react once they see the reality in the womb.

  13. Carlos says:

    A couple of thoughts: There is nothing in any of the bills that prevents a person from getting an abortion. It’s also obvious that, typically, the jackasses don’t want the citizenry to have to suffer the consequences for making stupid choices, except when it comes to paying taxes for the legislators particular whims. There is also no moral reason in the universe that I and others should be made to pay for any person’s lack of aforethought in this regard. If a person wishes to use abortion as birth control, don’t demand that I pay for it.

    Planned Parenthood is Big Business, just like Goldman Sachs and GM. And just like the failing banks and businesses that have been bailed out, they lean very heavily toward the “party of the people”, the Democrat Party. I wonder when the generally less-than-inquisitive voting public is going to figure this out?

    And last, why would anyone wish to listen to some Hollyweird amoral twit who has the I.Q. of a broomstick she probably rides home on?