Skip to comments.Jack Nicholson on Abortion: ‘I’m Positively Against It’ -- 'I Never Would Have Gotten to Live'
Posted on 09/04/2013 3:33:22 PM PDT by jazusamo
(CNSNews.com) -- Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson, 76, who is retiring from movies it was reported today, is, unlike many liberals in Tinseltown, a staunch pro-lifer who said in a 1984 interview about abortion, Im positively against it. I dont have the right to any other view."
He added that it was the moral character of his mother and grandmother that ensured he himself had not been aborted.
The Academy Award-winning Nicholson was born on Apr. 22, 1937 to a woman named June Frances Nicholson, who was 17 years old at the time and a showgirl dancer. Jack was raised by his maternal grandparents, John Nicholson and Ethel May, believing they were his real parents and that June Frances was his sister. Jack Nicholson did not find out until 1974, after his mother had died of cancer, that June Frances was his real mother.
In the 1984 Rolling Stone interview, Jack Nicholson described his mother and the life she had lived and also talked about abortion. He said, Im very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because Im positively against it. I dont have the right to any other view.
My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life, said Nicholson. [If June and Ethel had been] of less character, I never would have gotten to live. These women gave me the gift of life.
Its a feminist narrative in the very pure form, said Nicholson. They trained me great, those ladies. I still, to this day, have never borrowed a nickel from anybody and never felt like I couldnt take care of myself. They made the imperative of my self-sufficiency obvious.
Nicholson disclosed that he never learned who his father was because the only people who really knew were his mother, June Frances, and his grandmother, Ethel May, and they had died before he even learned, in 1974, the true identity of his mother. [T]hey never told anybody, said Nicholson.
June Frances had married showman Donald Furcillo (in October 1936) six months prior to the birth of her son, John Joseph Jack Nicholson. But Furcillo was already married and, also partly because of Furcillos reported drinking, the marriage to June Frances did not work out.
In further describing his mother in the interview, Nicholson said, June and I had so much in common. We both fight hard. It didnt do her any good not to tell me, but she didnt because you never know how I wouldve reacted when I was younger. I got a job in Mexico when June was dying. First time with a studio, a lot of weeks. Sandra [Jacks wife 1962-68] was pregnant with Jennifer [Jacks daughter], and June was in a terminal state. She looked me right in the eye and said, Shall I wait? In other words, Shall I try and fight this through? And I said no.
Nicholson was raised a Roman Catholic, the religion of his mother, and grew up in Neptune City, New Jersey. He has won three Academy Awards, including best actor for his role in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, and the 1997 film As Good as It Gets.
RadarOnline.com reported on Sept. 4 that Jack Nicholson was retiring from the movie business apparently, at age 76, because of memory loss problems. Nicholson has starred in at least 65 films since 1958.
Same here, the wife said she’d heard he was raised by grandparents didn’t know the rest.
That’s a hell of a story. I like his straight talk. Im positively against it. I dont have the right to any other view.”
Im positively against it. I dont have the right to any other view.
Pretty good sentiment.
Ha! I don’t know what to believe on him retiring now. :-)
He’s anti-abortion and that’s ALL I care about!
Ament to that!
Pray for his soul.
Cute little guy.
Mom/Sis was a real looker.
Thank you so much for the post.
Abortion loving Maria must have read it.
Proves one very important point.
Keeping one’s mouth SHUT gets one a long way.
Presidential Debate in Baltimore (Reagan-Anderson)
September 21, 1980
REAGAN: ... With regard to the freedom of the individual for choice with regard to abortion, there's one individual who's not being considered at all. That's the one who is being aborted. And I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born.
His name on a marquee meant big bucks.
I recall reading that one of his frequent house guests was a Catholic priest---and that Nicholson himself praised the Catholic faith as an "intellectual faith."
Must be a latent religious belief in him somewhere.
Hey Liz, liked your post. And I agree with you, there is probably some religiosity in him somewhere.
But Liz, I have a really deep need to understand something: What is a “cricles”?
I am deeply confused. I’m old, and you shouldn’t spring new vocabulary on an old guy.
It befuddles us and then we run and hide.
(having a little fun at your expense! LOL)
I thought I'd read here on FR years ago that he'd survived a botched abortion.
Oops....just one of tohse typos.
Couldn’t agree more...He’s a great actor and played in some great movies, like you I’ve new respect for him.
God Bless the people that go against what their peers are for.
Martin Sheen is another pro life lib. A while back his name was mistakenly added to some pro abort fund raising effort I think and he told them to remove it. The pro aborts just assumed he was one of them.