LOS ANGELES, California, September 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Elisabeth Moss, winner of two Emmy Awards for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is set to star in a new movie, “Call Jane,” described by The Hollywood Reporter as an “abortion drama.”
The film appears to be a vehicle meant to lionize a group of 1960s suburban women who murdered innocents, presenting a romanticized version of the quest for the normalization of abortion.
Set in pre-Roe v. Wade Chicago, the series is based on the true story about the “Jane Collective,” an underground network of women who provided illegal abortions. The secretive organization purportedly conducted thousands of abortions during its brief existence between its founding in 1969 and the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion across the land.
“Jane was founded in 1969, in Hyde Park, home to the University of Chicago, and a neighborhood where progressive ideas were welcome,” according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.
Ultimately, “Jane's facilities were raided by police, who kept asking: ‘Where's the doctor?’ They couldn't imagine the women they arrested were performing abortions,” the report continued. “The Jane Seven, as they were dubbed, were indicted by a grand jury — but spared a trial only by the Supreme Court's timely legalization of abortion in 1973.”
The movie will, no doubt, portray these women as heroes.
Conflating feminism and abortion
Star Elisabeth Moss says she is often asked, “Why do you pick these strong, feminist roles?” according to Vanity Fair. The piece noted that the actress has “always gravitated toward projects with a strong feminist core, a defining theme of her work for the last few years.”
Titled “Elisabeth Moss’s One-Woman Journey to Destroy the Patriarchy Continues,” the Vanity Fair piece proclaims, “Praise be, her next project is tackling abortion rights.”
Call Jane is being called a ‘women’s rights drama,’ because it recounts the story of a group of women who come together to provide “safe abortions” during an era when abortion was still illegal.
“Aside from the fact that there is no such thing as a ‘safe abortion,’ how is this story ‘really relevant?” asked commentator Sarah D. at Twitchy. “Is it relevant like ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is relevant? Or is it relevant because Scientology devotee Moss is a proud, prominent face of a religion cult that uses abortion — not to mention physical and psychological abuse — to keep its members in line?”
“Moss is so busy patting herself on the back for her feminism that she can’t recognize genuine oppression of women when it’s staring her right in the face. Guess signing on to a pro-abortion project is only natural.”