Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck debate God’s position on abortion on ‘The View’

Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck debate God’s position on abortion on ‘The View’

Published August 4, 2022
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During Wednesday’s episode of “The View,” the host and guest host were reacting to Kansas’ decision Tuesday to uphold the right to an abortion in the nation’s first test vote on abortion access since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

A state constitutional amendment on the primary ballot would have declared that there is no right to an abortion in Kansas, even though that right was protected in a state Supreme Court ruling in 2019. Abortion access is heavily restricted under Kansas law, with a 22-week ban, 24-hour waiting period and mandatory ultrasound in place, among other provisions. 

Hasselbeck argued that as a Christian, she believes “our creator assigns value to life and that those lives have plan and purpose over them as designed by God that are not limited to the circumstances of conception, nor the situations they’re born into.”

Hasselbeck responded, “I don’t believe in giving women half the information out there.” She went on to encourage adoption and have pregnant people look into nonprofit agencies “that wrap around women that might not be able to care for the baby once born.”