Tomi Lahren lost a LOT of supporters after she buckled at the knees during her appearance on “The View” and explained why 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.”
— The View (@TheView) March 17, 2017
I found it ridiculous that she suggested that that pro-life principles are inconsistent with supporting small government. They’re not. Preserving innocent life is ingrained in our founding ideals. Yes– women have the right to control their bodies, but when a baby is involved, that changes. The same Constitutional rights that protect the mother should extend to the baby as well.
I’m not saying you can’t be conservative on most issues and “pro-choice” as well, but this was a big admission for Tomi. Why? Because she actively led her fans to believe that she was pro-life. THAT’S what caused the disconnect.
Look. I’ve been totally transparent about my feelings on Tomi. I’ve just never found her to be intellectually…interesting. You can read my full position here, if you feel so inclined.
ANYWAY. Tomi managed to tick off a good chunk of her fans yet again.
“Pressing for a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would be a big mistake,” she said.
I just don’t like how she even went about this. She’s feeding into the false narrative that the Supreme Court will just *POOF* revisit Roe v. Wade. That’s absolutely NOT how this works. There’s a process, and far too many people don’t realize that.
But let’s play pretend. If another case came up, making it through the lower courts and the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, worst case scenario, abortion decisions would go back to the states. Big deal. You’ll have to get your abortion in Cali or New York.
“Do we really want to fight for this––alienate Democrats, moderates, and libertarians, all to lose in the end anyway?” Tomi argued. “That’s a risk I don’t think is worth taking. I’m saying this as someone who would personally choose life, but also feels it’s not the government’s place to dictate. This isn’t a black and white issue and I would never judge anyone in that position.”
Sorry, but I see it differently. The government isn’t dictating anything. It’s not telling a woman what to do with her body. She has complete autonomy over her body until her pregnancy. At that point, another person is involved. The government isn’t telling that woman to do, but fulfilling its duty by ensuring those inalienable Constitutional protections are extended to the baby.
Once Again, Tomi Lahren Displays Her Faux Conservatism in Discussing Roe v. Wade https://t.co/A5JzPLay2f
— Christopher J. Gary (@ChristopherGary) July 8, 2018
Why would anyone listen to this pretend conservative?
Roe should be overturned for many reasons. Most compelling reasons:
1. Murdering children is really bad
2. It was awful legal reasoning that can’t be seriously defended.
— William Keane (@largebill68) July 7, 2018
I don’t understand any Conservative or libertarian that thinks over turning Roe v Wade is a mistake. The point is to save innocent lives that are being slaughtered. It’s an absolute horror and stain on our nation’s history.
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) July 8, 2018
Agreed, but again. There are different two points here. The SCOTUS cannot just randomly decide to “challenge” Roe v. Wade, but yes. It IS a stain on our nation. Both can be true.
As usual, Tomi’s not helping our cause.