Joy Behar Is Right: Sunny Hostin Is Not Actually Pro-Life

Joy Behar Is Right: Sunny Hostin Is Not Actually Pro-Life

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.

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.

Chrissy Clark is social media manager and staff writer at The Federalist. Follow her on social media @chrissyclark_ or contact her at [email protected]
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