Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Whoopi Goldberg debate whether God would support abortion rights on “The View.”

Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Whoopi Goldberg debate whether God would support abortion rights on “The View.”

Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck got into an argument about abortion rights on ‘The View’ on August 3, Wednesday with the former claiming that God would support abortion rights. ‘The View’ segment aired the morning after Kansas people overwhelmingly voted to keep abortion legal in the state.

Goldberg gave her a distinctive perspective this time. She told Hasselbeck, “As you know, God doesn’t make mistakes. God made us smart enough to know when it wasn’t going to work for us. That’s the beauty of giving us freedom of choice.” From 2003 through 2013, Hasselbeck was the conservative voice on ‘The View’, and later went to ‘Fox & Friends’.

Goldberg continued her unique argument after a short conversation with Hasselbeck, “I also know that God made me smart enough to know that if there are alternatives out there that can work for me, I will investigate them,” she said. “I also know God said, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ I will not make that decision for anybody,”

Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Whoopi Goldberg debate
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Whoopi Goldberg debate

Hasselbeck argued, “What about the life in the womb? I will say this, that life has a plan and a purpose designed by God.”

During the conversation, Goldberg, 66, stated that her relationship with God was “always choppy.” Fellow presenter Joy Behar, who pointed out that more than 100,000 children in the US alone are available for adoption, which Hasselbeck had pitched as an alternative, backed her up in her pro-choice views. “It’s not such a snap thing, I’ll have the baby and it’ll be put up for adoption,” Behar explained.  She immediately added, “There are other children waiting out there.”

One of the viewers of ‘The View’ show commented on the Youtube video, saying, “I enjoyed this abortion debate because there was no yelling or screaming.

I do not agree with Elizabeth because I am pro-choice. I respect her religious belief but that is her belief and does not pertain to everyone. She also does not understand that there are so many kids in foster care that no one wants. So many kids never get adopted.” “Thank god for Sara being on this show. She’s so articulate and makes her point without being argumentative,” said another.

One wrote, “Another big problem is that some atheists and agnostics also have ethical issues with abortion. It’s a human rights issue more than a religious one.”

Another wrote, “I have always been a huge supporter of Sarah Haines, and I strongly believe that she represents a larger swath of Americans than most of the so-called “conservatives” we’ve had on the panel.

She is a religious mother from Middle America, who understands that what makes this country great is our ability to be open-minded to differences, whether that be differences in religion, cultures, or ways of thinking. We love you, Sarah, keep it up! P.S. – What’s up with Hasselbeck turning this into a platform for airing blatant political propaganda like the towel prop and sticky notes? Please be courteous,” said another. ( Source: LINK )

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