The View's Sunny Hostin shocked fans this week with her controversial opinion on abortion.
Sunny Hostin, a 53-year-old lawyer and journalist, admitted that her stance can be viewed as "very radical" following The Supreme Court's landmark decision to overturn Roe V Wade.
On Monday's episode of The View, cohost Sunny revealed she "doesn't believe in abortion at any time."
"I don't believe in any exception to it," she added.
When another cohost asked, "Even incest, rape?" Sunny clarified: "No, I don't … and that's considered very radical for many people.
"It's because I'm Catholic and it's my faith."
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After noting that six of the Supreme Court justices on the bench are Catholics, two will be Protestants and one is a person of the Jewish faith, Sunny said: "This has always been a very difficult discussion for me."
She continued: "But what is not difficult for me is the fact that this is an activist Supreme Court and they should not be deciding the law based on their faith.
Sunny admitted to agreeing with conservative Justice Samuel Alito – who is against abortion – "on the sanctity of life."
However, she thinks it's "pretty terrible" how he is "clearly is using his religion and wielding it."
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Bringing up the topic of gun laws, Sunny added: "The court is basically saying it's time to welcome all this new life yet we can shoot them with our newly available, completely unrestricted guns.
"That conflict, it was sort of shocking to me. It's unbelievable that precedent doesn't seem to matter anymore."
Shocked fans immediately took to The View's Twitter page to comment on Sunny's view on abortion, with one writing: "That’s extremely puritanical…even incest? Forcing a 13 yo to have a child?
"Ectopic pregnancy where the treatment is abortion? Really?"
Another wrote: "How is she playing both sides? She herself doesn't believe in abortion.
"But, she believes it is a woman's right to choose. That isn't both sides. That's how choice works."
A third critic commented: "What she should have said to clarify was that she does not believe in abortion for herself as an option, but if others feel they need to have an abortion, then that is their decision…but she did not. Sad."
Despite comments from people with opposite views, other Twitter users supported The View cohost's opinion.
"I’m catholic and totally agree w/sunny," one user wrote.
Another said: "Agree. I am a catholic as well however, I do believe that women should have the right to choose what works for them and family."
"I respect sunny’s right to never have an abortion under any circumstances and am glad she appreciates the difference between a personal choice and a State mandate," another comment read.
Last week, the Supreme Court overturned the landmark ruling of Roe V Wade, eliminating nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion.
The 5-4 decision will leave the issues of abortion up to state legislators, which will ultimately result in a total ban on the procedure in about half of the states.
Associate Justice Samuel Alito was joined in his opinion by Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.
Since the decision came out, Department of Homeland Security intelligence has reportedly notified law enforcement, first responders and private sector partners nationwide of potential domestic violence extremist activity in response to the news.
In Friday's ruling, Alito called Roe "egregiously wrong from the start."
The states that may implement total or near-total abortion restrictions include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
In a concurring opinion, Justice Thomas wrote that the Supreme Court should "reconsider the rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage."
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Democrat-appointed Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented.
“With sorrow—for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection—we dissent,” they wrote.
At the same time, the court voted 6-3 to uphold a Mississippi law that bans all abortion past 15 weeks, with very few medical exceptions.
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