Popular conservative commentator Tomi Lahren reportedly is gone from The Blaze after she spoke up in support of abortion earlier this month.
Glenn Beck’s network initially suspended Lahren, a young journalist who had her own show, “Tomi,” on The Blaze. Now, the Huffington Post reports Lahren is “banned permanently” from the network.
Lahren made her abortion position known during a guest appearance on “The View” on March 17.
“I’m pro-choice,” Lahren told the panel, “and here’s why: I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think that the government should decide what women should do with their bodies.
“I can sit here and say that, as a Republican and I can say, you know what, I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well,” she continued.
The comments sparked immediate outrage among conservatives and pro-lifers. Many conservative pro-life advocates argue that being pro-life and pro-limited government is not hypocritical because one of the government’s fundamental roles should be to protect the lives and rights of its citizens. Many conservative pro-lifers think the government should protect unborn babies’ right to life, just as it does other human beings’.
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Beck responded to Lahren on his radio show, saying: “I would disagree that you’re a hypocrite if you want limited government and yet you want the government to protect life of the unborn. It’s very, very clear. But it takes intellectual honesty, and it takes a willingness to actually think these things through and to do more than just read Twitter or Facebook to get your news and your political opinions.”
Lahren has not backed away from her support of abortion, and she said she will not apologize.
I have moderate, conservative, and libertarian views. I’m human. I will never apologize, to anyone, for being an independent thinker.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 18, 2017
Neither she nor Beck have responded to the latest news about Lahren leaving the network.