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Tomi Lahren faces backlash after saying that overturning Roe v. Wade would be ‘huge mistake’

Fox News host Tomi Lahren. (Facebook / Fox News)

Tomi Lahren loves a sound bite, particularly the variety that are meant to instigate liberals, but every now and then she drops some sound bites that anger conservatives, like when she was reportedly banned by a conservative TV network for deviating from the conservative playbook and saying she’s pro-choice. Now, she’s echoing that sentiment.

The controversial 25-year-old talk show host recently weighed in on Roe v. Wade in light of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, who will have the power to influence the court — and possibly overturn the landmark decision to decriminalize abortion. In a “Final Thoughts” segment on Fox News over the weekend, Lahren said that trying to overturn the 1973 case would divide the nation and probably fail, reports The Huffington Post.

She has a point: A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows that American voters agree 63 – 31 percent that abortion should remain legal. There is even agreement between the genders on this issue with men 61 – 32 percent in favor of keeping abortion legal, and women in favor by a margin of 65 – 30 percent, the poll showed.

“We lose when we start tampering with social issues,” she said. “Do we really want to fight for this, alienate Democrats, moderates and Libertarians all to lose in the end anyway? That’s a risk that I don’t think is worth taking.”

She added that while she would “personally choose life,” it’s ultimately “not the government’s place to dictate.” “This isn’t a black and white issue and I would never judge anyone in that position,” Lahren said.

This wasn’t the first time Lahren waded into murky waters. She was previously suspended by her former employer, conservative media network The Blaze, for making pro-choice comments during an appearance on The View. She settled a lawsuit against Blaze founder Glenn Beck last year.

Of course, she also told people to feel free to disagree with her over on Twitter — and many of her conservative fans have. It remains to be seen whether she’ll continue speaking up — about this topic, at least.

Watch her remarks below.

 

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.

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