Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of “The View,” loudly insisted that each individual woman ought to be able to decide at which point unborn children have rights.
Her remarks came during a heated panel discussion about the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that would have codified federal abortion rights established by Roe v. Wade, overriding state pro-life laws.
The bill, however, failed to clear the Senate during a Wednesday night vote.
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Guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, one-time press secretary for former Vice President Mike Pence, addressed the act and said that a majority share of Americans supports limiting abortion.
Griffin’s fellow co-host immediately appeared to bristle at her remarks, and Goldberg in particular immediately went on the offensive.
“This is an uncomfortable conversation we have to have, at what point does a baby in the womb have rights separate from its mother?” Griffin asked before an irate-looking Goldberg interrupted.
She thundered, “Listen, it doesn’t matter what you think — when you think it is. If I don’t think that that’s when it is —”
Griffin interrupted, “Is that in, is it the ninth month? Is it the third trimester?”
Through the crosstalk — in which co-host Joy Behar insisted that it’s “none of your business” — Goldberg fired back, “Listen, I don’t have to tell you — it’s your decision. What you do with your body and how your family works, and for me, I don’t care what your religious beliefs are.”
Griffin pointed out that she wasn’t addressing it from a religious standpoint, and instead, was speaking from the point of view of having an “important philosophical debate.”
“When does the baby in the womb have rights?” she demanded, but Goldberg refused to bend and instead, went to break rather than have to defend her stance.
You can watch the fiery exchange in the video segment below.
SENATE BLOCKS BILL TO CODIFY ABORTION RIGHTS: After the Senate casted their votes Wednesday for the Women’s Health Protection Act that would have codified Roe v. Wade, #TheView panel reacts to Democrat Joe Manchin and every Republican voting against it.https://t.co/AEAQjRzDHG pic.twitter.com/JvhGVI6oYy