Tomi Lahren Explains Why She’s ‘Pro-Choice’ On ‘The View’

Hannah Bleau

I know we’ve written about Tomi Lahren on this site before, but I have a confession to make, and I’m PURELY speaking for myself here. I’m not a big fan. It’s nothing personal. I’ve just never found her to be intellectually…interesting (for the lack of a better term).

The Daily Caller interviewed her last year, and one of her comments really irked me.

“So yeah, I’m very proud that I’m 24 and I feel sorry for those that have to look down on me because of my age and because I’m a woman and because I have blonde hair and because I have tanned skin and because I’m generally an attractive person. If they think that that means that I’m not allowed to have an opinion, a brain or a career, well I guess that speaks to their intelligence and their tolerance level, doesn’t it, Jamie?”

I’ll leave it at that.

Tomi appeared on “The View” today, and everyone is freaking out because she admitted she’s pro-choice.

“I’m pro choice, and here’s why. I am a constitutional, you know, someone that loves the Constitution,” Lahren said. “I’m someone that’s for limited government. So I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies. I can sit here and say that, as a Republican and I can say, you know what, I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”

All I can say is, bless her heart. I don’t know if she’s trying to score points with Joy Behar or if she really lacks a basic understanding of the principles of the Constitution, but either way, this doesn’t score her any points in my book. Suggesting that pro-life principles are inconsistent with supporting small government? PLEASE TOMI. Among the founding principles are Life, liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (and yes, I’m aware that’s from the Declaration of Independence). Preserving innocent life is a BIG part of our founding ideals. OF COURSE women have the right to control their bodies. But when ANOTHER individual is involved– a BABY– that changes. Constitutional rights should extend to the baby too. Unborn children are entitled to those protections. You can’t pretend you’re the U.S. Constitution’s #1 fan and deny its basic protections to the most vulnerable.

And in case you think I’m the only one “overreacting,” I’m not.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It’s not that difficult.

h/t Twitchy

Update: I feel like I should add this. I’m NOT saying you can’t be conservative and pro-choice. I’m just saying, there’s a disconnect for me. It’s discouraging to hear this line of reasoning from someone the conservative movement has “idolized.”