Take this with a grain of salt, But Whoopi Goldberg says she has a very close relationship with God and that he told her abortion was a valid option.
During an episode of The View, Goldberg got into a heated exchange over abortion with pro-lifer conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Hasselbeck delivered a beautiful speech about how precious all lives are by telling of her own struggles to conceive saying, “I was trying to get acupuncture, and have a baby.
If you struggle with infertility, whether you had an ectopic pregnancy or whether you had a number of miscarriages, which you grieve and that’s hard.”
Hasselbeck went on to explain that women aren’t really given many options adding, :I think one thing we’re failing to mention to women as women is that there are options out there that extend beyond abortion.
I personally believe not because I believe life has value because I believe our creator assigns value to life, and that those lives have plan and purpose over them as designed by God that are not limited to the circumstances of conception, nor the situations they’re born into”.
She continued, “But I do think there are options out there. There are thousands of agencies that wrap around women that might not be able to care for the baby once born or may not want the baby when they’re pregnant or maybe it was unexpected and they’re in a hard situation, but that will come around at no cost and wrap around you.”
Hasselbeck added, “I might not change your minds, but I hope women out there know to look for the nonprofits, look for the agencies that help you create a birth plan and match you with an adoptive family who may have suffered miscarriage after miscarriage who want to care for the baby.
So, that option is real and it’s out there. And I don’t believe they’re giving women half the information out there. And I think those lives have a precious value on them.”
Goldberg did not like Hasselbeck’s answer of course and argued that all lives aren’t precious. The two began a big back and forth before Goldberg asserted that, “God does not make mistakes”.
Later adding that she was very close to God and 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. I will not make that decision for anybody.”