The fashion magazine Marie Claire is facing backlash after it published an article on Friday calling for Hollywood to portray more abortions in film, as reported by Fox News.
The author of the piece, Danielle Campoamor, claimed that Hollywood as it is right now has “done nothing to remedy the discrepancies between the fictional characters who have abortions and real patients who seek out the services.” She also claimed, without any evidence, that “parents are the most common abortion patients,” and that teenagers are having less abortions.
Campoamor claimed that access to abortion is crucial to keep parents out of poverty by preventing them from having too many children, since limited access to the procedure “harms not only pregnant people” but “also the children they’re already caring for.”
“Studies have shown that when parents are denied abortion care, their children are more likely to live below the poverty level or live in a home without enough money to pay for food, housing, and transportation,” she further claimed, again with no evidence.
Despite the article’s claims that Hollywood needs to depict even more abortions, others on the far-left say that on-screen portrayals of abortions have already gone up. Gretchen Sisson, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, said that there have been more depictions of “the matter-of-fact ‘I am pregnant, I don’t want to be, I’m going to have an abortion,’” scenarios in television and film, which had previously “gone way up in 2019.”
Among other criticisms online, the Daily Caller’s Mary Margaret Olohan said that the magazine “argues that poor parents should abort their unborn baby for the benefit of the unborn child’s siblings.” Abigail Marone, the press secretary for Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), described the article as “disturbing,” and pointed out that “a human life is not any less valuable because his or her parents have less money. Any suggestion otherwise is shameful.”