Meghan McCain went head-to-head with her colleagues on Monday as The View discussed reproductive rights amid recent pushes by the GOP to curb abortion.
The panel used their A-block to talk about Alyssa Milano’s call for a “#sexstrike” in protest of Georgia’s new law banning abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected inside of an expecting mother.
Expressing her disagreement with Milano’s “clicktavism,” McCain said “people like Alyssa Milano need to understand…women aren’t just one section of the population like her. I feel like pro-life women are completely left out of conversations like this.”
McCain and Joy Behar went on to debate their differences of opinion on when human life begins and whether the Georgia bill tells women what to do with their bodies. Ana Navarro countered McCain’s point by saying that pro-choice women “feel left out of the conversation” when anti-abortion bills prevent them from addressing the nuances surrounding the issue.
“I think you have to understand for pro-life women like me—which is a strong tenet of who I am I and how I view the world—is I believe abortion is murder,” said McCain. “The idea there is grey in allowing murder in the United States of America…”
At that point, Whoopi Goldberg intervened to say it’s okay that McCain thinks that — but not if pro-lifers try to foist that belief on how others live their lives. As McCain continued to argue with the panel over the science on conception, Goldberg referred to McCain’s position as her “belief,” to which McCain asked “you don’t believe in science?” on abortion.
Goldberg explained by sharing her own view that human life doesn’t begin immediately at conception.
“I’m happy that you feel that way. I want everybody who feels that way to feel that way,” Goldberg said. “What I don’t want is I don’t want anyone telling me what I have to feel.”
Watch above, via ABC.
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