Jack Nicholson is a Hollywood legend. He has starred in at least 65 films since 1958. But unlike the rest of Hollywood, he is 100% anti-abortion in all cases, and for a VERY good reason.
In 1937 his mother was young – only 17 years old – and as a showgirl dancer, having a child would have been an incredible burden. Jack was raised by his maternal grandparents, John Nicholson and Ethel May. He believed they were his real parents until 1974, when he learned the truth after June Francis, his birth mother, died of cancer.
As he explained to Rolling Stone:
I’m very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I’m positively against it. I don’t have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life.
This short statement is full of humility, wisdom, and courage. Note that he says, “I don’t have the right to any other view.” He has understood, thanks to the knowledge that his own life almost never happened, that life is a gift for which we should all feel gratitude. His willingness to vocally oppose abortion in the face of Hollywood and his own political party is inspiring and should be encouraged.
Jack never learned who his father was, as only his mother and grandmother knew. The secret died with them.
Isn’t it tragic to think how close the world was to never knowing such a great Hollywood talent? I wonder who else we have lost thanks to the abortion movement.
Thank you Jack Nicholson for sharing your private story and speaking out in favor of life! Please share his story with friends on Facebook and Twitter!