Whoopi On March For Life: We Can Be Both ‘For Life’ And ‘Pro-Choice’
“View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg insisted she could be both “for life” and”pro-choice” when it comes to abortions.
On Thursday, things got heated during a panel discussion on “The View” about Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C. with most of the hosts agreeing that they could be both pro-life and pro-choice with one exception, Sunny Hostin, who was adamant that her religion made her pro-life, period. (RELATED: ‘The View’ Hosts Attack Donald Trump Over Unsubstantiated Russian Reports)
“I’m for life,” Goldberg said. The she turned to the audience and asked “Is anyone here not for life? Maybe we should stop talking about being pro-life or anti-life because nobody is not for life. We are pro-choice. That’s the difference.”
“We are discussing this March for Life and it’s been going on since 1974, but pro-life is not a dirty word,” Hostin responded to Goldberg. “Being pro-life is not a dirty word and you can’t define for me what pro-life is just like I can’t define for you what feminism is.”
“No as I said we are all pro-life,” Goldberg said. “I don’t think anyone is anti-life. I’m not defining anything for you.”
Joy Behar then asked her co-host if she was pro-choice, insisting she could be both.
“I don’t think they are mutually exclusive,” Hostin responded. “I will say this, my faith tells me that life begins at conception. My faith tells me that abortion is wrong.”
“My faith tells me that abortion is a sin,” she added. “My point has been all along you can’t define the pro-life movement by the fringe that you see….people that are extremists. Many people in the pro-life movement…54 percent of Catholics are like me, that believe that abortion is wrong.”
Adding that we should all agree that “abortion is not a good thing. It’s not something that anyone wants to do.”
“Listen you don’t ever have to have an abortion,” Goldberg snapped back. “That’s the joy. What I am saying is I am also pro-life and I don’t like having people define the fact that I think having a choice is a good thing. It doesn’t make me less of a pro-life person.”
When the host agreed that she thought the “government shouldn’t tell women what they can do with their bodies,” Behar said, “So you are pro-choice?”
“No, I’m not,” Hostin exclaimed.