“Appearing on ‘The View’ on Friday, Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren admitted that she supports abortion rights, saying it would be hypocritical of her to believe the government should decide what women should do with their bodies,” washingtonpost.com reports. “’You know what? I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.'” Well . . .
The Blaze, her home and media birthplace, has suspended Ms. Lahren. A lot of conservative commentators have attacked Ms. Lahren’s “firearms freedom is the same as a woman’s freedom to choose abortion” stance. Viciously so.
Conservative writers and social media accounts blasted her explanation for her abortion rights stance and criticized her with headlines such as “Flip-flop.”
On the conservative blog the Resurgent, Peter Heck compared Lahren to other young stars who grapple with a “meteoric” rise to fame, in a culture that “bizarrely worships youth and beauty.”
“There’s a reason why it usually doesn’t end well when someone who lacks any meaningful or serious understanding of political philosophy and ideology is thrust in front of a camera and promoted as a conservative spokesman,” Heck wrote. “They are pitifully unprepared to exercise the disciplines of reason and discernment.”
As for me, I agree with Ms. Lahren.
Don’t get me wrong: I believe we should do everything we can to reduce the number of safe, legal abortions. Sex ed, contraception, adoption, guidance, whatever — as long as it’s presented as a personal choice. And I understand the thinking of those who consider abortion murder.
But I also believe that the danger of government interference with individual choice — be that gun ownership, drug use or abortion — is the greater danger, both individually and to our society.
On NPR yesterday, the host commented on abortion, saying “If it’s a right it shouldn’t be divvied-up by state.” Which is exactly how The People of the Gun feel about gun rights. Although many people don’t believe that abortion is a right, Roe v Wade be damned.
Anyway, what’s your take?