Tomi Lahren Says It Would Be A ‘Big Mistake’ To Change Roe V Wade
Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren is never afraid to stray from the party line when it comes to her personal beliefs, and she did it again on Saturday when she said the fight to change Roe V. Wade was “not worth it.”
“Pressing for a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would be a big mistake,” she wrote in an op-ed for Fox News. “Yes, the new high court vacancy is a huge opportunity for conservative values and principles, I get it. And I understand the passion behind the pro-life movement.”
Lahren said that pushing to eradicate the landmark Supreme Court decision that codified a woman’s right to an abortion would be detrimental as President Donald Trump is winning on other issues like the economy and tax reform.
She said that she feared angering moderate Democrats and Libertarians who support a woman’s right to choose.
“If we continue to focus on those things – and immigration – we’ll sail into 2020 with all three government branches in our control. That’s how we get things done for the American people. That’s how we win,” she said. “Let’s go after sanctuary cities, and push for voter ID laws. We lose when we start messing with social issues.”
Lahren cited Justice Neil Gorsuch telling Sen. Lindsay Graham, during Senate confirmation hearings, that he would have “walked out the door” if President Trump asked him to change the existing precedent.
That does not mean that Justice Gorsuch would not vote against Roe, but it does mean that changing the existing law is tougher than people think.
“I’m saying this as someone who would personally choose life, but also feels it’s 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 wrote. “I believe the way to encourage someone to choose life is to treat her with compassion, understanding and love, not government regulation.”
Lahren made similar headlines in 2017 when she told “The View” that she was pro-choice.
“You know what? I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well,” she said.
The statement garnered major backlash and led to her being fired from her job at The Blaze.
She defended her position in a series of statements on Twitter, stating “I speak my truth. If you don’t like it, tough. I will always be honest and stand in my truth.”
I speak my truth. If you don't like it, tough. I will always be honest and stand in my truth.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 18, 2017
“Conservatives don’t have to exist in a monolith and share the same brain on every issue,” she said. “It’s okay.”
Thank you. Conservatives don't have to exist in a monolith and share the same brain on every issue. It's okay. https://t.co/YqzJNcaRar
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 19, 2017
During the 2016 presidential election, President Trump vowed to appoint Justices that would change the law on abortion. The president is set to announce his nomination for the newest Supreme Court Justice on Monday.