The View’s Joy Behar has spoken of the moment she suffered a health scare in the 1970s when she had an ectopic pregnancy which very nearly killed her.
During Wednesday’s broadcast, Behar explained how she came close to dying were she had not been afforded the right to have an abortion to terminate her pregnancy which had gone horribly wrong.
‘In 1979, I had an ectopic pregnancy… and I almost died,’ she began. ‘The doctor the next day said we almost lost you,’ Behar said.
Longtime host of talk show The View, Joy Behar, said she ‘almost died’ from an ectopic pregnancy on Wednesday’s episode
The discussion came about as the program discussed the news of how voters in Kansas turned out to protect abortion rights in the state during Tuesday night’s primary.
‘One of the things that I worry about is you know, people like Herschel Walker who’s running, he supports abortion bans without any exceptions for rape, incest, or the health of the mother,’ Behar said, outlining Georgia Senate Republican candidate, Walker’s hardline views.
Walker is known to support total abortion bans with no exceptions for medical emergencies, rape or incest.
‘The fetus is growing in the fallopian tube, and there is nowhere to go from there. You can’t give birth from your fallopian tube, and the fetus will not grow,’ Behar detailed.
Behar criticized Georgia Senate Republican candidate, Herschel Walker’s hardline views. Walker is known to support total abortion bans with no exceptions for medical emergencies, rape or incest
The heated issue of abortion was discussed on The View on Wednesday
Thousands of protesters marched in the streets in various US cities after the Supreme Court decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision on June 24, 2022
It just grows, but not to full term. So it will grow just enough to make the tube burst, which what happens then is that you bleed internally and then you die.
‘They rushed me to the hospital. The doctor the next day said we almost lost you,’ Behar explained.
‘I was in a situation where I could go to the hospital and they took care of it there. I’m thinking, what are these people thinking about when they talk about the health of the mother? Herschel Walker, people like that cannot be in positions of power,’ she concluded.
An ectopic pregnancy is a serious medical emergency that can be life-threatening and occurs when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus. It is the leading cause of death in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Most often, it occurs in one of the fallopian tubes but it can also occur in other areas of the body, like on an ovary or in the abdominal cavity.
The fertilized egg cannot survive outside the uterus and, if left untreated, the ‘growing tissue may cause life-threatening bleeding.’
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg then chimed in adding how she believed God supports abortion during a heated debate that involved recently returned conservative co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck.
Goldberg, 66, who is known for her strong opinions, did not hold back on her religious beliefs insinuating that God supports abortion because Americans have the right to choose.
‘God made us smart enough to know when it wasn’t going to work for us. That’s the beauty of giving us freedom of choice,’ Goldberg said.
Hasselbeck, 45, who has returned as the token Republican among the slew of liberal hosts, immediately disagreed, with a flat-out ‘No.’
Goldberg continued to talk, saying that her ‘relationship with God is always choppy’ which showed Hasselbeck holding back a laugh before informing the controversial co-host that she was God’s ‘favorite.’
I also know that God made me smart enough to know that if there are alternatives out there that can work for me, I will investigate them. But I also know God said do unto others as you would have them do unto you [and] I will not make that decision for anybody,’ she slammed.
Only moments earlier, Hasselbeck said she believed that women were only getting ‘half the information’ and that the US was failing to provide pregnant women with all the options available to them.
Whoopi Goldberg, 66, said God supports abortion during a heated debate on The View. ‘God made us smart enough to know when it wasn’t going to work for us. That’s the beauty of giving us freedom of choice,’ Goldberg said
Elizabeth Hasselbeck, 45, who just recently returned to the show, proudly held up a towel that read ‘I’d agree with you, but then we would both be wrong’ as Goldberg continued to talk. The returning host repeated suggested to viewers to use ‘agencies’ to help ‘create a birth plan and match you with an adoptive family’ rather than choosing an abortion
She informed viewers that she believes the best option is to ‘look for the non-profits’ that ‘help you create a birth plan and match you with an adoptive family’ rather than choosing an abortion.
‘That option’s real,’ she lamented. ‘I think that lives have a precious value on them.’
Goldberg agreed, stating that ‘God doesn’t make mistakes,’ but that choice is important.
Hasselbeck, who left the show three years ago, was finally given her moment to pull out a dish towel she had been hiding under the table, which stated: ‘I’d agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.’
The newly returned host seemed pleased with herself as she threw the decorative item onto the table.
‘I say this with love in my heart,’ Goldberg began. ‘I don’t ever think that I can make any decision for you and your family that you are not smart enough to make for yourself.’
Kansans voted Tuesday to preserve abortion rights in the first post-Roe v. Wade election test. Several other states are lining up to have citizens vote on abortion rights in upcoming elections
Just as the commercial break was about to cut off Goldberg, she got her dig in.
‘Just before we go, no one at this table is not pro-life. I just want to make sure we all know that,’ she smirked as she insinuated that pro-choice people were not anti-life.
‘Nobody is happy about going to get an abortion. That’s not pro-life, it’s not fun.’
As the music played in the background as the producer tried to quiet the ladies into an ad break, Hasselbeck spoke again, saying: ‘It’s a hard, hard decision but that life has a plan and a purpose, and there are absolutely agencies out there that will help you keep that baby alive.’
Goldberg insinuated again that ‘everyone has the right to their options.’
Another co-host, Sara Haines, 44, reiterated that she wasn’t ‘murdering a baby’ if she chose an option, but rather, ‘choosing to do the right thing for my life.’
She also said ‘there’s a chance that each one of us could be wrong’ and said the ‘maker’ will decide if they were on ‘judgment day.’
Hasselbeck wasn’t alone at the table on her view of abortion being ‘murder,’ as Sunny Hostin agreed, however, the latter still believed Americans needed the right to choose.
Hasselbeck continuously implored the other hosts that there were ‘agencies out there,’ but the other hosts didn’t seem to buy it due to the high number of children in the system.
‘Some people don’t adopt certain types of babies,’ Haines said, although she didn’t specify what she meant by ‘certain types.’ She went on to say that the ‘system fails them.’
Many women have protested the overturn of Roe v. Wade as several conservative states threaten to pull women’s right to choose
When pressed about the importance of the mother’s life, Hasselbeck questioned whether or not there had to be a choice at all.
Goldberg snappily replied as the segment closed: ‘Sometimes you do, just like you have to choose this conversation or the commercial.’
The ladies were on the topic of abortion – a hot-button issue since the controversial Roe v. Wade overturned by the Supreme Court – after Kansas citizens voted to protect abortion rights in the state.
Kansas voters sent a resounding message on Tuesday that they wanted to protect a woman’s right to an abortion — but they are not the only Americans who will be able to cast ballots on the hot-button issue.
By a landslide, roughly a 20-point margin, Kansans rejected a constitutional amendment that would have empowered state lawmakers to restrict or ban abortions in the state of nearly 3 million people.
People cheer at a watch party in Overland Park, Kansas, on Tuesday after learning that voters rejected a state constitutional amendment that would have allowed the Legislature to restrict or ban abortion
Even voters in many rural, conservative areas of Kansas voted against the proposal, in what was a big victory for pro-choice groups after weeks in which many southern and Midwest states restricted or banned the procedure.
Abortion was automatically outlawed in 18 US states as soon as Roe v. Wade was overturned, thanks to specially-devised ‘trigger laws’ and historic bans that were automatically reenacted after June’s ruling. The ruling has led a number of states to ban the procedure.
But in Kansas voters decided to protect abortion rights in the state with 58.8 percent backing the protection of abortion rights.
Abortion rights are likely to be a key issue in this fall’s midterm elections.