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 President Donald Trump slated to nominate a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday, hopes and fears were high that Roe's days could be numbered. 


On Sunday, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro responded to Lahren's tweet -- which had the caption "We win by staying out of social issues. 


"Nope," he said. "We win by protecting human life, or our victories aren't victories."

Lahren followed up by suggesting she and Shapiro, who is Orthodox Jewish and strongly opposes abortion, agree to disagree. 

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."

​​And Shapiro again weighed in, suggesting Lahren was not thinking very hard. 

Another conservative Twitter user responded to Lahren's video tweet by saying, "No honey, we lose when we make it legal to kill babies."

Libertarian journalist Ben Domenech suggested Lahren was hypocritical to advocate staying out of social issues given her record of bombastic opining about them. 

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."