By Dave Andrusko
Almost as if she has a built-in timer, The View’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg periodically lashes out at pro-lifers with ferocity that has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Such was the case yesterday, according to the U.S. Sun.
What triggered her latest outburst was SB 300, Florida’s Heartbeat Protection Act, which pro-life governor Ron DeSantis signed into law April 13. SB 300 will protect unborn children from elective abortion after 6 weeks of pregnancy—a time at which the unborn child has a beating heart. The law allows abortion later in pregnancy to save the life of the mother or in cases of reported rape, incest, medical emergency, or when the child has a fatal condition.
The vast majority of abortions are performed on healthy babies of healthy mothers who are conceived consensually. Almost half of these elective abortions take place after 6 weeks—after the baby has a beating heart.
“We are proud to support life and family in the state of Florida,” Gov. DeSantis said. “I applaud the Legislature for passing the Heartbeat Protection Act that expands pro-life protections and provides additional resources for young mothers and families.”
Whoopi‘s co-host Joy Behar started The View off on the wrong foot, insisting that Gov. DeSantis signed the protective legislation “very quietly and very sneakily.” However, as you can from the photo that accompanies this story. Gov. DeSantis was surrounded by pro-life and pro-family advocates at a signing ceremony.
The View trotted out the oldest explanation known to man. Behar said, “We don’t like people telling us what to do with our bodies,” to which Goldberg responded, “Well, part of the problem is, if you don’t know how a woman’s body works, don’t make decisions for her.”
I had no idea what that refers to but her point is “they” (whoever “they” are) are motivated exclusively by a desire to “control women’s bodies.” But Goldberg quickly cleared that up for the audience:
“If you don’t know that women don’t know if they’re pregnant at six weeks… there is information you should have if you’re making these decisions, you’re not doctors!”
Since when were “doctors” reinserted back into the abortion debate?
In any event, with today’s early and accurate pregnancy tests, women can easily know if they are pregnant before 6 weeks.
A better—and more accurate take—comes from Lynda Bell, president of Florida Right to Life, who said
“This bill will help protect babies and their mothers. It will keep Florida from becoming an ‘abortion tourism’ state and follows in the footsteps of surrounding states that have passed similar laws. Florida’s bill also provides needed support for pregnant women. This is a great day for babies and their mothers.”