Tomi Lahren says the Alabama abortion ban is ‘too restrictive’

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Twitter isn’t quick to forget her history, though.

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren on Thursday tweeted about her opposition to Alabama’s recent ban on abortion. It’s the most severe of the multiple restrictive anti-abortion laws cropping up in state legislatures recently, and Lahren is doubling down on the same sentiments that got her fired from the Blaze in 2017 after openly condemning the Republican Party’s pro-life stance.

“[T]his Alabama abortion ban is too restrictive. It doesn’t save life [sic], it simply forces women into more dangerous methods, other states or countries,” she tweeted Thursday to more than a million followers. “You don’t encourage life via blanket government mandate!”

The legislation goes beyond the prohibitive “heartbeat bills” of other red states. Pending the governor’s signature, the law will outright prohibit abortions, even in the case of rape and incest. Exceptions only apply “to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” or if the “unborn child has a lethal anomaly.” Doctors who continue to provide abortions outside of these circumstances could face life in prison.

She also acknowledges that her pro-choice views will no doubt open the floodgates to conservative attacks, much in the same way they did two years ago when she called herself a hypocrite if she were to follow her party’s stance.

“I am a constitutional—someone that loves the constitution,” Lahren said while a guest on The View. “I am someone that’s for limited government and so 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 do with their bodies,’” Lahren responded. ‘I can sit here and say that as a Republican, and I can say, you know what, so I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.'”

While she later clarified she didn’t think other pro-life conservatives were hypocrites, her position on the controversial issue remained firm.

Conservatives were predictably up in arms about the pro-choice sentiment from such a staunch party supporter. After one insulted her IQ and accused her of being “anti-Christian, anti-family, and anti-freedom” in response, Lahren later fired back with another tweet. She said conservatives are fooling themselves if they truly believe an outright ban on abortion will stop the practice. She also added a personal response to that particular commenter: “P.S. you’re not God so don’t you dare evaluate my Christian faith based on your moral superiority complex.”

Liberal Twitter was especially surprised by Lahren’s tweets. Many were flabbergasted that for all her frequent pro-right rantings, Lahren was capable of a reasonable viewpoint. Her name began trending on Twitter in a matter of hours.

Many users were not impressed with Lahren’s tweet, however. After all, this is the same person who has also used her platform to compare the Black Lives Matter movement to the KKK, mock the student responsible for the March for Our Lives protest, and call migrants getting tear-gassed the “highlight” of her Thanksgiving. White liberals were particularly side-eyed in the matter for praising Lahren’s one sensible view among many, many terrible ones.

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Alyse Stanley

Alyse Stanley

Alyse Stanley is a video game and culture reporter based in Virginia with words at Polygon and USGamer. When she’s not writing about memes, she edits Unwinnable’s monthly magazine. You can follow her on Twitter @pithyalyse.