Tomi Lahren Forced To Defend Herself After Admitting She's Pro-Choice

In just three years, Tomi Lahren has become the conservative right’s outspoken golden girl by passionately defending gun rights, Donald Trump’s policies, and criticizing political movements such as the Women’s March and Black Lives Matter

But she was forced to defend herself from her own fans after she admitted to being pro-choice on women’s rights to abortion during her appearance on “The View” on Friday.

“I’m pro-choice and here’s why,” Lahren said during the show’s “Political View” segment.

“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 should do with their bodies,” Lahren explained. “I can say, you know what, I am for limited government so stay out of my guns and you can stay out of my body as well.”

Lahren has previously criticized the pro-choice movement both on Twitter and on TheBlaze, where she once called pro-choice supporters “straight up baby killers.” So it came as a surprise to many conservatives who didn’t realize Lahren identified as a pro-choice Republican.

Many of them criticized Lahren for appearing to flip-flop on the issue of abortion, while some argued that her comments on “The View” made her lose credibility as a conservative.

Only 3 months ago, @TomiLahren considered an abortion to be murder, today, she branded pro life conservatives as hypocrites. #NoPrinciples pic.twitter.com/8BqoQTOyD1

— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 17, 2017

@Debsappy @apbhpz @dizeimage @TomiLahren Ummm don’t thank her. She slams pro choicers on her page. Calls them baby murderers. She just did this for the camera. She’s disgusting

— Shelly (@shellbell_xo) March 18, 2017

This isn’t the first time Lahren has hinted at her pro-choice stance. 

In December, during a rant about Lena Dunham, Lahren said she “didn’t care whether Dunham had an abortion or wants to have an abortion,” before criticizing the entire pro-choice movement. She also tweeted in January: “As a constitutionalist, I’m about free choice. As a republican & taxpayer, I’m all about you paying for your own life choices.”

But after her segment on “The View,” Lahren had to defend herself for being pro-choice.

“I speak my truth. If you don’t like it, tough,” she tweeted Saturday afternoon. “I will always be honest and stand in my truth.”

Kate Scanlon, who also works for TheBlaze, appeared to rebuke Lahren’s statements, tweeting 30 minutes later, “There is no ‘my truth.’ There is only the 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

There is no “my truth.” There is only the truth. pic.twitter.com/dDdItnPDbp

— Kate Scanlon (@kgscanlon) March 18, 2017

Lahren refused to apologize for being pro-choice, saying that she has “moderate, conservative, and libertarian views.” She also pointed out that “it’s okay” for conservatives to disagree.

Then, late Saturday evening, she clarified that she doesn’t “personally advocate” for abortion, adding “I just don’t think it’s the government’s place to dictate.”

I have moderate, conservative, and libertarian views. I’m human. I will never apologize, to anyone, for being an independent thinker.

— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 18, 2017

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

Listen, I am not glorifying abortion. I don’t personally advocate for it. I just don’t think it’s the government’s place to dictate. https://t.co/qRjbAtJdo7

— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 19, 2017

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