X-Men: Dark Phoenix actress Jessica Chastain recently praised abortion provider Planned Parenthood for giving her choice.
Chastain, who also recently appeared in the box office dud The 355, spoke to The Sunday Times saying, “I’m the first person in my family to not be pregnant when I was 17.”
She then added that the abortion provider, who gave her birth control pills, “had a great impact on my life because it gave me choice.”
This isn’t the first time Chastain praised Planned Parenthood. Speaking to Variety in 2017, she stated, “That’s where I got my birth control pills. That’s where I learned about sex education. It was a very important place to me.”
Chastain added, “I’m the first woman in my family not to have a child as a teenager. I’m the first one to go to college. When my grandmother was younger, she didn’t have access to birth control or sex education. My mom, the same thing,”
“It’s very important in our society to protect women who financially don’t have the means to pay for healthcare, and Planned Parenthood does that,” she asserted.
Chastain would go on to say, “I’m absolutely worried that if we don’t support Planned Parenthood and healthcare for women, we’ll head backward.”
“I guess I’m not surprised by the war on women’s healthcare. I think it’s something I’ve seen for the majority of my life,” she claimed.
Chastain’s isn’t the only life that Planned Parenthood has affected. The organization reported in their 2019-2020 Annual Report that they murdered 354,871 babies.
LifeNews reports the organization has murdered “more than 8.6 million estimated” babies since it first began performing abortions in 1970.
And these unborn babies are their own individuals. The American College of Pediatricians makes it abundantly clear, “The predominance of human biological research confirms that human life begins at conception—fertilization. At fertilization, the human being emerges as a whole, genetically distinct, individuated zygotic living human organism, a member of the species Homo sapiens, needing only the proper environment in order to grow and develop. The difference between the individual in its adult stage and in its zygotic stage is one of form, not nature.”
Bruce M Carlson and Bradley Merrill Patten and published in Patten’s Foundations of Embryology, 6th Edition, also concur, writing “The time of fertilization represents the starting point in the life history, or ontogeny, of the individual.”
Catholic Church teaching also states “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person—among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.”
The Catechism further states, “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an ends or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law.”
Pope Paul VI also provided clear instruction in regards to birth control pills in his encyclical letter Humanae Vitae. The Pope wrote, “Similarly excluded is any action which either before, at the moment of, or after sexual intercourse, is specifically intended to prevent procreation—whether as an end or as a means.”
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops also notes that birth control pills can result in an abortion, “Physicians’ textbooks and handbooks reveal that some types of contraception sometimes work by preventing a living, developing, embryonic baby from reaching the uterus and successfully implanting, which results in his or her death.”
Not only are there grave moral and spiritual problems with birth control pills as noted by Pope Paul VI, but there are also significant physical risks.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) notes, “Combined oral contraceptives (COCs), as well as contraceptive patches and the ‘ring,’ have long been known to cause cancer (of the breast, cervix, and liver).
“They also substantially increase the risk of potentially life-threatening blood clots,3 which have resulted in heart attacks, strokes, and hundreds of deaths in healthy young women,” the USCCB states.
As for IUDs, they add, “Intrauterine devices (IUDs) present other risks. For example, the following are just some of the warnings by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about one common IUD: septic shock and death may occur in the event of pregnancy; about half of pregnancies are ectopic; the device may embed, perforate, or penetrate the uterine wall, resulting in its migration outside the [uterus], adhesions, peritonitis, intestinal perforation/obstruction, abscesses, and erosion of adjacent internal organs.”
What do you make of Chastain’s praise for Planned Parenthood?