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Movie actor par excellence Jack Nicholson has always maintained a rebel image, and outsider unafraid to speak his mind. He certainly goes against the grain of leftist-leaning Hollywood when it comes to the matter of abortion. Staunchly pro-life, he said in a 1984 interview, "I'm positively against it. I don't have the right to any other view." Continue Reading

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  1. Trinbagonian
    1 year ago

    LOLA, Christ calls us to care for ALL LIFE BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER BIRTH all the way to the ETERNAL. And each soul will be called to account for this before His Throne.
    Remain in The LIGHT. Observe The WAY.
    Keep close to Church, LOLA: Two or more wrongs do not make a right / Forgive wrongs / Repent / Avoid sin / Do not encourage disobedience to Church and God but in charity, show transgressors the way.

  2. Cynthia
    1 year ago

    Well stated, TK!

  3. Harold Olsen
    1 year ago

    I can't say I've ever been a fan of Jack Nicholson. I applaud him for speaking out against abortion, even if it was 30 years ago, particularly since he's a liberal. I wonder if he still holds those same views.

    I used to work with a guy who was born out of wedlock. He commented to me that his mother could have aborted him, but didn't. My first impression was that he was anti-abortion. Nope, he is in favor of abortion

  4. TK
    1 year ago

    Lola,

    You said, ". Ideally, we would support our sisters and brothers so they have self esteem, resources, respect for their bodies, and self-actualization to make choices that don't lead to unwanted pregnancies but that is not the culture of religion."

    Um...have you ever been to an abortion clinic? How about a Planned Parenthood? They offer abortion (a hopeless killing of a child) or contraception (the hopeless and utilitarian belief that children are an evil).

    Have you ever been to a pregnancy resource center? They offer financial assistance, educational assistance, material help with the pregnancy, housing... Need I continue? Most of these institutions are faith based.

    You are either ignorant and have trouble keeping your mouth shut or you're a liar.

    Thank God for Jack Nicholson's life.

  5. Cynthia
    1 year ago


    "And until the people who vote to cut social service programs decide to step up to the plate and take care of these kiddos - it is not loving or Godly to willfully create a life to suffer. Ideally, we would support our sisters and brothers so they have self esteem, resources, respect for their bodies, and self-actualization to make choices that don't lead to unwanted pregnancies but that is not the culture of religion."


    I'm sorry, Lola, but you make no sense.
    To your first "point." There are millions of people who want to adopt. Unfortunately, the number of babies available for adoption are much less than the number who want to adopt.
    Your second point makes even less sense. What do you mean "that is not the culture of religion?" Maybe that's the nature of your religion, but it's certainly not that of mine (or this site).

  6. Lola
    1 year ago

    1st - in order for something to count as "news" it has to be recent - not decades old. Love is not bringing children into a world then leave them uncared for to live oppressed lives. Sure, not all unwanted babies are born into difficult situations - but most are. And until the people who vote to cut social service programs decide to step up to the plate and take care of these kiddos - it is not loving or Godly to willfully create a life to suffer. Ideally, we would support our sisters and brothers so they have self esteem, resources, respect for their bodies, and self-actualization to make choices that don't lead to unwanted pregnancies but that is not the culture of religion.

    If you love children - take care of them AFTER they are born.

  7. Mr. Jinx
    1 year ago

    "Actor Jack Nicholson speaks out against abortion" ???

    Maybe the article should have said, "Actor Jack Nicholson SPOKE out against abortion (almost 30 years ago)."
    This is olds, not news.

  8. Rob
    1 year ago

    Who cares if Jack Nicholson is for or against abortion. Why should his opinion make any difference in what people think about the subject.

  9. Vance
    1 year ago

    I'm shocked. This opinion coming from a big Hollywood Liberal. Surprises happen.

  10. Mike in Mississippi
    1 year ago

    Always liked ole Jack and now I like the guy even more!


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