Whoopi Goldberg sounds off over Abortion debate: ‘It’s My Body!’
Written by rezierez on May 4, 2022
Whoopi has sounded off and didn’t hold back.
The 66-year-old EGOT award winning actress and talk show host sounded off on Tuesday’s episode of The View in a minute long statement regarding the Supreme Court’s draft ruling which would overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Goldberg, who previously discussed an illegal abortion she had as a teenager, became emotional while speaking about the topic.
“You got people telling me I gotta wear a mask, or don’t wear a mask, or do this,” Goldberg stated, raising her voice and taking over the conversation from her co-hosts. “Everybody wants to tell me what to do! This is my body!”
“Women, when they decide something is not right for them, they’re going to take it into their own hands,” she stated. “We got tired of tripping over [other] women in public bathrooms who were giving themselves abortions because there was nowhere safe, nowhere clean, nowhere to go.”
Referencing Roe v. Wade, which became the law of the land in 1973, Goldberg stated: “It came about because people wanted people to have somewhere safe and somewhere clean. It has nothing to do about your religion. This is not a religious issue, this is a human issue.”
“It is a hard, awful decision that people make.” “If you don’t have the wherewithal to understand that, to start the conversation with, ‘I know how hard this must be for you,’ if you’re starting it by telling me I’m going to burn in hell, then you’re not looking out for me as a human being, whether I subscribe to your religion or not, and that is not OK.”
Original source: NYPost