Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Peter J. Smith

8/13/2010 (4 years ago)

LifeSiteNews (www.lifesitenews.com)

What 'can' be done is not always what 'should' be done

A reporter questioned Aniston's character, suggesting it was "selfish" to deprive a child of a father in order to fulfill a personal dream of parenthood. "Women are realizing more and more that you don't have to settle, they don't have to fiddle with a man to have that child," the actress asserted in their exchange. "They are realizing if it's that time in their life and they want this part, they can do it with or without that."

Highlights

By Peter J. Smith

LifeSiteNews (www.lifesitenews.com)

8/13/2010 (4 years ago)

Published in Celebrity


HOLLYWOOD, CA (LifeSiteNews.com) - It's a feminist adage that "a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle", but Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston is taking that message a step further, saying that women don't need to "fiddle" with men in order to have and raise a child, thanks to artificial insemination.

Aniston, 41, is the star of an upcoming Miramax film "Switch," in which Aniston's character decides she is tired of waiting for a man to come into her life to have a baby, and elects for artificial insemination. Apparently the film is supposed to be a romantic comedy, as it turns out that the best friend of Aniston's character is the sperm donor. 

A reporter at a Sunday press conference in Los Angeles, where the actress was highlighting her movie, questioned Aniston's character, suggesting it was "selfish" to deprive a child of a father in order to fulfill a personal dream of parenthood.

"Women are realizing more and more that you don't have to settle, they don't have to fiddle with a man to have that child," the actress asserted in their exchange. "They are realizing if it's that time in their life and they want this part, they can do it with or without that."

"The point of the movie is, what is that which defines family?" Aniston continued. "It isn't necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot." 
 
She stated, "Love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere." 

The comments have drawn criticism from pro-family and other conservative leaders and commentators, who say that Aniston is devaluing the important role that fathers play in the lives of their children.

"What 'can' be done is not always what 'should' be done," Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America told LifeSiteNews.com in response to Aniston's statements. "A woman can have children without a father to raise them, but it's the children who pay the high price for that decision."

Wright added that while traditional family values may be "boring" for those in Hollywood, "they develop stable, secure and healthy people."

"Children need a dad. No amount of insisting 'but I can do whatever I want' can change that fact," she said.

National Catholic Register Columnist Tim Drake, also took umbrage at Aniston's comments, saying the actress needed a basic lesson in biology. 

"While a woman may choose to have a child without a man in her life, she'll still need something that only a man can provide to help her conceive that child," remarked Drake. "Hence, they do have to 'fiddle' with a man, in one way or another, to bear children."

---

LifeSiteNews.com is a non-profit Internet service dedicated to issues of culture, life, and family. It was launched in September 1997. LifeSiteNews Daily News reports and information pages are used by numerous organizations and publications, educators, professionals and political, religious and life and family organization leaders and grassroots people across North America and internationally.



Comments


More Celebrity

Audrey Hepburn's son shares insider stories of life with a Hollywood icon Watch

Image of

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Growing up with Audrey Hepburn could have been something wonderful, with life in the spotlight all the time. Hepburn is still one of Hollywood's most celebrated icon and legendary film actress even after her death. Surprisingly though, life was not abnormal for her ... continue reading


'We've got to open our eyes': Walking Dead's David Morrisey stands up for Middle East refugees living in fear Watch

Image of

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Walking Dead actor David Morrissey's first glimpse with the coast guard is of a boat represented by tiny as a dot on a radar screen. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - When Morrissey boarded the coast guard's boat in Lesvos, he already witnessed long lines ... continue reading


Matinee idol Omar Sharif dies at 83 Watch

Image of Omar Sharif's son Tarek revealed earlier this year that his father had been suffering from Alzheimer's. He had stopped eating and drinking the three days before his death.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Egyptian screen star and matinee idol Omar Sharif has died at the age of 83. Sharif was a screen heartthrob in his native land when producer Sam Spiegel cast him as Sherif Ali in 1962's "Lawrence of Arabia." Able to hold his own against lead Peter O'Toole, ... continue reading


From Christina Aguilera to Angelina Jolie, insider reveals how stars really behave during humanitarian missions Watch

Image of Angelina Jolie spending time with the children in one of her humanitarian missions.

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A popular thing for celebrities to do nowadays is participate in humanitarian missions. In a report from the Guardian, an anonymous tipster revealed several "truths" behind these "orchestrated" visits and how the stars really behave during there missions in other ... continue reading


Pop star Katy Perry fights with nuns over rights to convent Watch

Image of Katy Perry visited with nuns expressing her desires for the property, but did not win them over.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Katy Perry is not only famous for her record-breaking hits, but her widely publicized feud with singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has also garnered some spotlight. However, it seems that Taylor Swift isn't the only one Katy Perry shares "Bad Blood" with. MUNTINLUPA, ... continue reading


'Pastors have got to wake their congregations up': 'God's Not Dead' actor calls on pastors to get people involved in politics Watch

Image of Kevin Sorbo is known for his part in

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hollywood actor, Kevin Sorbo expressed the need for pastors to do something to motivate their congregations and "wake them up to do something for America," in a recent appearance on the Church Boys podcast. Sorbo, who played an atheist professor in the film "God's Not ... continue reading


A family man with faith: The unknown refreshing life of movie star Chris Pratt Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Chris Pratt, leading man in huge move blockbusters, like Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego movie and more recently Jurassic World, which has earned $511.8 million in its opening weekend worldwide. Jurassic World is now dubbed the highest grossing global film. However, ... continue reading


'Rocky' movie producer Robert Chartoff dies at 81 Watch

Image of Robert Chartoff won the best picture Oscar for the first

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As a movie producer, he was prolific and tackled projects on various topics. He was most famous for the films he did on the sport of boxing. Oscar-winning producer Robert Chartoff, behind the "Rocky" series and "Raging Bull" has died in Santa Monica, ... continue reading


Iconic screen villain Christopher Lee dies at 93 Watch

Image of His turn as the Prince of Darkness in

By Greg Goodsell

When Christopher Lee assumed the cape of Count Dracula in the late 1950s in a series of films for Hammer Studios, there was talk among fans. Lee's Dracula was tall, imposing, lustful, a creature of violence, quite unlike the courtly gentleman as played by Bela ... continue reading


'Star Trek's' Nichelle Nichols suffers mild stroke Watch

Image of Among Nichelle Nichols' many fans was the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., who called her role

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original "Star Trek" TV series and films, suffered a mild stroke this week. In a statement by Zach McGinnis of Galactic Productions, which books the 82-year-old Nichols and other actors for public ... continue reading


All Celebrity News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5-9, 28
7 Moses used to take the Tent and pitch it outside ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 103:6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13
6 Yahweh acts with uprightness, with justice to all ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:35-43
35 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet: ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 28th, 2015 Image

St. Innocent I
July 28: Innocent was born at Albano, Italy. He became Pope, succeeding ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter