Elisabeth Hasselbeck: "People Get Abortions For Superficial Reasons"


There aren't too many things that shock me on daytime TV, at least with regards to discussion of the human body. Between Joy Behar's detailed descriptions of gynecologists visits, Whoopi's vagina spasms, Tyra's farting policy, and Oprah's fecal-shape obsession, I thought I'd heard it all — but I was wrong. This week on a very special episode of Oprah, Dr. Oz and an all-male studio audience had a Q&A session. What did the boys discuss? Smegma! And they man-handled some testicles! On The View, there was a different kind of dick: Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She felt the need to bust into an abortion debate in the middle of a discussion on public assistance. Clips above, and after the jump, the other panel members' faces in response to what she was saying.

So Elisabeth said that people get abortions for "superficial reasons." I'm not even sure what the fuck that's supposed to mean, but it still pisses me off. All four of the other panel members were just as incensed.

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Even Elisabeth's partner in creationism, Sherri Shepherd, couldn't get on board with what she was saying.

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You have to really do shock Babs to get her face to move this much.

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But Whoopi's reactions were by far my fave.

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Grr damn post dissapeared.

I dont agree with everything Hasselbeck says but i understood what she was saying when she said it. I got angry when Whoopi said, its the worst thing a woman could go through. You think women want to have abortions?

Off the top of my head I can count 7 people I know who had abortions basically as a means of birth control.

3 girls in high school had about 3 abortions each. Their boyfriends were my good friends and i know they did because they drove their dumbass girlfriends to the clinic every time. I begged them to just try a condom. Or birth control and it never seem to get into their heads.

One girl in college had 2 in one year. Because she was 1.) broken up with her boyfriend and it was his but she wanted to date other guys and not want to be a freshman with a baby and 2.) because she just started dating a football player and she really liked him and didnt want to lose him because of them. I was her suitemate in college and I ripped her a new one when she told me. I told her to wrap it up and deal with it. and that she was a retarded assclown who shouldnt be allowed to have sex without proper testing.

the bad roommate got knocked up because her and her "friend with benefits" werent careful and she didnt want because he was, get this, UGLY. he was a good lay but ugly. She didnt want to be tied to him so she had an abortion. She didnt want the responsibilty and she really couldnt handle it because she could barely take care of herself. Once again I went through the roof. I did take her to the abortion clinic and I sat there and waited all day.

Its a sobering thing to go to a clinic you strongly oppose. I saw teenage girls who begged their mothers to let them keep it, I saw one woman who said outloud she couldnt keep it because then her husband would know she was having an affair.

Like i said, i dont always agree with Hasselbeck. I can understand why some have abortions. Rape and incest among other factors I absolutely understand. But we also have some fucking morons who go and do this. Makes me sad.