The pro-abortion lobby is up in arms over actor Jeremy Irons’ recent pro-life comments, calling him a “moron” and a “stupid fartbag” for saying that abortion harms women and is a “sin.”
In an interview with The Guardian, Irons said that the church is right to say that abortion a sin and to remind people that it hurts women. “In a way, thank God the Catholic church does say we won’t allow it, because otherwise nobody’s saying that it’s a sin,” he said.
The Oscar-winning British actor, who appears as Alfred in the newly released film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, compared abortion to other immoral behavior that does damage to people, whether they realize it or not.
“Because sin is actions that harm us,” he said. “Lying harms us. Abortion harms a woman – it’s a tremendous mental attack, and physical, sometimes. But we seem to get that muddled.”
Although Irons believes that women should be allowed to choose abortion, his un-PC comments drew the ire of feminists and representatives of the abortion industry.
Writing for Jezebel, Madeleine Davies called Irons a “stupid fartbag” and told him to stop preaching about the mental and physical cost of abortion. “Do us all a favor and shut your fucking cake hole, okay?” she wrote.
In the Inquisitr, Amy Feinstein blasted Irons for his “wild” and “judgmental thoughts,” saying he had shocked and angered many of his fans by “stepping out of bounds” with his opinions on abortion.
Feinstein also said that Irons was “out there” because of his belief “that a society without religious tenets is a failure” and for expressing “gratitude for the Catholic church.”
Over at Marie Claire, an aghast Mehera Bonner said that Irons had no right to an opinion about abortion because he had never had one, calling his statements “off base.”
“Claiming that abortions are harmful is not only highly irresponsible, it couldn’t be further from the truth,” Bonner wrote. “It’s a safe procedure, and in many cases can be a life-saving one.”
Bonner ends her essay by recommending that readers ignore Irons’ comments and turn rather to abortion giant Planned Parenthood for their information on the safety and benefits of abortions.
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