The View’s liberal co-host Sunny Hostin says she’s AGAINST abortion even in incest or rape

The View's liberal co-host Sunny Hostin says she's AGAINST abortion even in incest or rape 2
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The View’s liberal co-host, Sunny Hostin, said Monday that because of her deep Catholic faith she draws a line when it comes to her stance against abortion: She doesn’t believe in any exceptions, not even rape or incest cases.

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‘I don’t believe in abortion, at any time. I don’t believe in any exception to it,’ she said.

‘Even incest and rape?’ her stunned co-host Sarah Haines asked.

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Sunny Hostin, 53, said she doesn't agree with a woman's right to abortion, even in cases of rape and incest

Sunny Hostin, 53, said she doesn’t agree with a woman’s right to abortion, even in cases of rape and incest

‘No, I don’t,’ Hostin, 53, shot back. ‘That’s considered very radical for many people, and it’s because I’m Catholic and that’s my faith.’

She went on to say she doesn’t agree that religious belief should have guided the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to rescind the constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe v. Wade.

Hostin shocked her co-hosts on 'The View' by taking a stand against abortion, even in the case of rape and incest

Hostin shocked her co-hosts on ‘The View’ by taking a stand against abortion, even in the case of rape and incest

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‘The justices – there are six Catholics on the bench, and there will be two Protestants because the newest justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, is Protestant and there will be one person of Jewish faith,’ she said. ‘This is an activist Supreme Court and they should not be deciding the law based on their faith. And even though I agree with [Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito] on the sanctity of life…but the fact that he clearly is using his religion and wielding it is pretty terrible.’

Hostin, a lawyer by trade, was born in New York City and raised in The Bronx. She attended Catholic high school at the Dominican Academy and went to law school at Notre Dame. 

Hostin is no stranger to courting controversy with her statements on the daytime chat show.

Hostin, 53, sparked outrage after calling for the GOP to be abolished and called Republicans a 'party of white supremacy' and 'gun massacres.' She said: 'Get rid of Republicans, get rid of the party. Because as the party stands now, it's the party of white supremacy, it's the party of insurrectionists, the party of massacres at this point'

Hostin, 53, sparked outrage after calling for the GOP to be abolished and called Republicans a ‘party of white supremacy’ and ‘gun massacres.’ She said: ‘Get rid of Republicans, get rid of the party. Because as the party stands now, it’s the party of white supremacy, it’s the party of insurrectionists, the party of massacres at this point’

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Hostin and co-host Joy Behar (left) strongly advocated for the temporary abolishment of the Republican Party so that more Democrats could be elected to reform gun laws. Behar told viewers they could 'can go back to [voting for Republicans] after we get gun laws'

Hostin and co-host Joy Behar (left) strongly advocated for the temporary abolishment of the Republican Party so that more Democrats could be elected to reform gun laws. Behar told viewers they could ‘can go back to [voting for Republicans] after we get gun laws’ 

Earlier this month, Hostin called Republicans the ‘party of white supremacy’ and ‘gun massacres.’

The View ladies were discussing the June 2 mass shooting at a Tulsa hospital in which four people were killed.

‘Get rid of Republicans, get rid of the party,’ she said. ‘Because as the party stands now, it’s the party of white supremacy, it’s the party of insurrectionists, the party of massacres at this point. It’s the party… you can’t trust it.’

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Back in the day: Hostin (seen in April 2019) is of half-Puerto Rican and half-African-American descent. She was raised by teenage parents in a housing project in the South Bronx

Back in the day: Hostin (seen in April 2019) is of half-Puerto Rican and half-African-American descent. She was raised by teenage parents in a housing project in the South Bronx

Hostin has not been particularly popular, especially internally.

In 2020, ABC News executive Barbara Fedida called Hostin ‘low rent’ among other comments made about minorities on the network, HuffPo reported. 

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Hostin, who is black and Latina, called the remark racist.

‘I was really disappointed and saddened and hurt when I learned about the racist comments that were made, allegedly, about me, my colleagues and my dear friends,’ she said.

In her autobiography, ‘I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice and Living Between Worlds,’ she wrote about her struggle with infertility and five miscarriages.

The View host Sunny Hostin (pictured) on Monday said she is 'really disappointed and saddened' by racist remarks ABC News senior executive Barbara Fedida allegedly made about her and other black journalists at the network

The View host Sunny Hostin (pictured) on Monday said she is ‘really disappointed and saddened’ by racist remarks ABC News senior executive Barbara Fedida allegedly made about her and other black journalists at the network

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Earned it: She worked hard in school and eventually earned scholarships to college and law school eventually becoming a federal prosecutor in Washington D.C, she is seen in November

Earned it: She worked hard in school and eventually earned scholarships to college and law school eventually becoming a federal prosecutor in Washington D.C, she is seen in November

Despite her problems with childbearing, she and her husband were able to have two children.

‘Our journey included bed rest, a torn placenta, five miscarriages, IVF, my son almost not making it,’ she told The Grio.

She said all her heartache and pain were well worth it.

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‘I think you just stay the course, and know that at the end of the day that it really is the most beautiful thing you can experience in my view,’ she said.

She has not always been in lockstep with Catholic doctrine, though, particularly when it comes to the LGBTQ movement.

She called out Bishop Thomas Joseph Tobin (of the Diocese of Providence in Rhode Island) earlier this month after he tweeted that Catholics should not attend Pride Month events because, ‘They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.’

Hostin shot back that she would not be heeding his advice. 

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‘This practicing Catholic will be supporting and attending LGBTQ Pride events,’ she tweeted. ‘And so will my Catholic children. You should be ashamed, [Bishop Thomas Joseph Tobin].’ 

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