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Whoopi Goldberg: ‘I, Too, Am Pro-Life’

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Whoopi Goldberg: ‘I, Too, Am Pro-Life’

By Movieguide® Contributor

On a recent episode of THE VIEW, co-host Whoopi Goldberg announced that she was pro-life. 

The hosts of the talk show were discussing the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Texas Heartbeat Act, which states that an unborn baby cannot be aborted after its heartbeat was heard, except in cases of medical emergencies that did not include rape or incest.

“They shouldn’t have introduced it in the first place,” Goldberg said. “But now they’ve opened up the door to it, and it’s just, you watch and see how many folks come running through, because the bottom line is, really, has always been, I, too, am pro-life. No one that I know who has had an abortion went willingly or happily. They went because they had to go, because they didn’t have a choice. Now, I don’t want anyone to have one who doesn’t want it.” 

Guest co-host CNN contributor Amanda Carpenter weighed in, saying, “And this is why we need to have a debate where we can actually talk about when abortion is used, and how, and maybe what limits we could have on it rather than deputizing people to hunt down doctors and women.”

Goldberg is not afraid to speak out on complicated situations.

Movieguide® previously reported on the actress’ comments on “cancel culture,” saying: 

“I feel like the truth doesn’t seem to matter as much these days,” Goldberg said.

“Because there is cancel culture, people will call or text and say ‘I’m not buying your product. This is who you have talking about your product, me and my five million followers — if you keep her — we’re not going to buy your car, or we’re not going to buy your shampoo or we’re not going to buy your toothbrush or we’re not going to buy your Pampers,” she continued.

Goldberg herself faced a cancellation of sorts when she allegedly made a joke about then-President George W. Bush. Though the comedienne was out of work for five years following the incident, she didn’t consider it to be cancel culture.

“I would describe that situation as a lot of people covering their backsides, because the joke was never about him. But no one ever stood up and said, ‘Hey, here’s what actually happened.’ And they put it in the newspaper. And you notice, they’d never seen what I exactly said, or what I said at all. But all somebody has to do is say you said it,” Goldberg said.

Goldberg shared her pro-life views with other former co-hosts, including Meghan McCain, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Candace Cameron Bure. 

Since it went into effect, the Texas Heartbeat Act has seen a drastic reduction of abortions in the state of Texas.