Things are not great for women in the U.S. right now, to say the least. States are passing abortion legislation that’s so restrictive it effectively bans abortion, barely giving women the chance to find out they’re pregnant before it’s too late to decide what to do about it. The argument is that it saves the “babies'” lives, but really it just makes it so a 6-week-old fetus the size of a pea has more rights than the woman carrying it. It’s honestly a dystopian nightmare come true.
Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious & that every life is a sacred gift from God. https://t.co/DwKJyAjSs8 pic.twitter.com/PIUQip6nmw— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) May 15, 2019
For most Republicans, the ultimate goal is to repeal Roe v. Wade, making abortion altogether illegal. But as it happens, one Republican who isn’t on board with that plan is Tomi Lahren. The conservative bobblehead routinely blesses Twitter with her terrible takes, but after Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the controversial “Alabama Human Life Protection Act” on Wednesday, Lahren came out in favor of women’s reproductive rights.
I will be attacked by fellow conservatives for saying this but so be it, this Alabama abortion ban is too restrictive. It doesn’t save life, it simply forces women into more dangerous methods, other states or countries. You don’t encourage life via blanket government mandate!— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) May 16, 2019
Lahren, 26, tweeted on Thursday, “I will be attacked by fellow conservatives for saying this but so be it, this Alabama abortion ban is too restrictive. It doesn’t save life; it simply forces women into more dangerous methods, other states or countries. You don’t encourage life via blanket government mandate!”
The “Alabama Human Life Protection Act” (which seems to ignore the fact that women are also human) would make it so that doctors who perform abortions could be punished with life in prison. It’s ironic how a group of people who are so against “big government” still want to have control over all women’s bodies, and Lahren is right to call it out.
She followed up with another tweet explaining that banning abortion (and making no exception for rape or incest, such as in the case of Alabama) won’t keep women from attempting to end their pregnancies. She added a P.S. asking that people not judge her based on their “moral superiority complex,” which is pretty hypocritical given how judgmental she is of everything she doesn’t agree with.
If you think banning abortion with no exception for rape or incest will stop women from terminating pregnancy, you’re not being honest with yourself.— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) May 16, 2019
P.S. you’re not God so don’t you dare evaluate my Christian faith based on your moral superiority complex. https://t.co/TUbRPqudkm
I would say that Lahren being pro-choice is surprising, but it’s really not. Lahren has spoken out against abortion before, and she claims she lost her job at Blaze TV, the network owned by Glenn Beck, because of it.
On March 17, Lahren was a guest on The View, where she told the hosts that she was in favor of women having the right to choose to have abortions, saying, “I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”
Non-conservatives on Twitter were shocked to find out that they agreed with the anti-Black Lives Matter, pro-gun commentator.
well, she’s right for once. pic.twitter.com/ZBYgWfAE3h
— meg ❤︎ (@redvelvetswift) May 16, 2019
— camila (@camilavaldezz) May 16, 2019
Me too...and I feel dirty.— zepolant (@Z3polant) May 16, 2019
You know shit is bad when Tomi Lahren thinks you've gone too far https://t.co/QBF01Njl75— Halle Berry 2.0 ☘? (@SkookyMonster9) May 16, 2019
Let’s point out, though, that Lahren admitted that she’d get pummeled by fellow conservatives who disagree with her position. In the past, Lahren has railed against the left for being intolerant of other views.
If you want to experience Liberal tolerance firsthand, just say something they don't agree with and wait...— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) June 22, 2017
The majority of the modern Left is comprised of the most unloving and intolerant people I’ve ever had the displeasure of encountering. I’m praying for you. You need it.— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) May 20, 2018
But at least Lahren has her senses about her when it comes to women’s rights. Taking away women’s right to choose isn’t going to lower the abortion rate, it’s just going to result in the death of more women.