Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren has come under heavy fire for defending abortion.
Lahren, who rose to fame as a telegenic conservative culture warrior, has defied her tribe on abortion, making a small-government case against official meddling in the issue.
Having already lost her on-air job for coming out as "pro-choice" last year, Lahren again spoke in favor of abortion rights Saturday on Fox News. In a "Final Thoughts" segment, she argued that overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision guaranteeing access to abortion, "would be a big mistake."
It was a touchy moment to broach the subject. With
Nope. We win by protecting human life, or our victories aren’t victories. https://t.co/RKzoYIyz9Q— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 8, 2018
Lahren followed up by suggesting she and Shapiro, who is
I don't believe government regulation accomplishes that but I respect your view. We disagree- last time I checked that's still allowed in this country. https://t.co/ygWriEckgC— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) July 8, 2018
Then, on Monday, Lahren tweeted, "You don't have to like or agree with my thoughts but at least you know they are my own."
Do I form my political beliefs based on acceptance from the self-appointed thought wardens of either political party? No- and I never will. You don’t have to like or agree with my thoughts but at least you know they are my own.— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) July 9, 2018
And Shapiro again weighed in, suggesting Lahren was not thinking very hard.
Authenticity is not a substitute for rigorous thinking. https://t.co/MSf1wfjvPQ— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 9, 2018
Another conservative Twitter user responded to Lahren's video tweet by saying, "No honey, we lose when we make it legal to kill babies."
No honey, we lose when we make it legal to kill babies.— Brenna Spencer (@BrennaSpencer) July 7, 2018
We lose when we start calling murder “pro choice”
We lose when we take away a persons life because they are unwanted.
Overturning Roe v Wade would be a HUGE win. https://t.co/Ucwna8E3E1
Tomi sticks to fiscal issues like free speech, illegal immigration, guns, higher ed, media bias, Kanye West, and whether Colin Kaepernick stands for the national anthem. https://t.co/XixXQRSufs— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) July 8, 2018
Meanwhile, liberals showed little sympathy for Lahren's situation.
Daily Beast editor Lachlan Markay described watching conservative outrage turn against her as "an amazing season 2 twist."
Tomi Lahren getting shredded by the cultural resentment movement she nurtured and rode to stardom is an amazing season 2 twist.— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) July 9, 2018