Rising conservative star commentator Tomi Lahren appeared on the inexplicably long-running gabfest The View Friday and got a big cheer from the partisan audience for expressing, if confusingly, her pro-abortion position.
Typically, when a constitutional conservative claims the pro-choice label, he or she usually concedes that Roe v. Wade has no constitutional basis and should be left to the states. Libertarians might fall into this category. Tomi Lahren doesn't fall into either camp.
As the Daily Wire reports, the 24-year-old The Blaze TV star seems to believe, erroneously, that the Constitution dictates that women be allowed to kill their children, even though no such language or amendment exists. Agree with child killing or don't agree with child killing, but you can't claim the Constitution requires it.
"I’m pro choice, and here’s why,” she told the catty hosts of The View. “I am a constitutional, y’know, someone that loves the Constitution."
"I’m someone that’s for limited government. So I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies," she continued. "I can sit here and say that, as a Republican and I can say, you know what, I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well."
The lemmings in The View audience cheered.
What exactly does the Constitution have to say about life? The 14th Amendment provides a good barometer: "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."