Two days before the March for Life in Washington D.C., an annual pro-life gathering marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin reclaimed her status as a pro-life supporter.
“I’m pretty socially conservative, and have always been. I’m pro-life, have always been,” Hostin said.
Two days ahead of the March for Life, @TheView host Sunny Hostin mentions she is pro-life.
"I'm pretty socially conservative, and have always been. I'm pro-life, have always been." pic.twitter.com/1epMVytwh1
— John Gage (@johnrobertgage) January 22, 2020
Co-host Joy Behar pointed out Hostin’s pro-life messaging is inconsistent with the actual pro-life movement.
“We disagree with you when you say you’re pro-life, because you’re really not. You’re pro-life for yourself,” Behar said. “Because, if you’re pro-life that means you don’t want anybody to have an abortion.”
“I don’t want anyone to have an abortion, but I also believe in the fundamental ideals of this country. I don’t tell other people what to think or what to do,” Hostin said.
Behar is right. Being truly pro-life is not about sticking up for free speech, it’s about sticking up for the ability of all humans to have that right in the first place, and giving a voice to the most vulnerable members of society. There is no exception, there is no compromise.
Hostin claiming to be pro-life is inconsistent with other comments she’s previously made on “The View.” In February 2019, Hostin said she agreed with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that people should stop having babies, therefore promoting abortions, in order to save the planet from climate change.
Co-host Meghan McCain challenged Hostin’s pro-life views when explaining Sen. Ben Sasse’s “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which would require doctors to provide care for babies born after a botched abortion.
“I need to push back on that,” Hostin said.
“I thought you were pro-life like me?” McCain asked.
“I am, and that’s why I need to push back on it,” Hostin said.
“So you think a baby born from a botched abortion should be put down like a dog or a cat? That’s disgusting. It’s infanticide.” McCain said.
Hostin also previously claimed her pro-life beliefs stem from her Catholic background. However, she said because she is an attorney she also believes in the separation of church and state. According to Hostin, abortion isn’t a moral or ethical issue, it simply a tenet of the Catholic church.
“For me, [abortion] is more of a religious value, because I was raised Catholic, and it’s just a Catholic faith tenet,” Hostin said. “But as an attorney, I just believe in a separation of church and state. So there’s no way, as an attorney, that I can say constitutionally that I can tell you that you must believe that life begins at conception.”
It is clear as day Hostin is not a pro-life advocate. She does not support the fundamental right to life, she only supports the religious tenet of not murdering people, and only applies that to conviction to herself.