Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” while discussing the Trump administration’s plan to reverse the Obamacare requirement that employers provide their employees with health insurance that covers birth control, co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar agreed that Christians who disagree with the contraception mandate are akin to the Taliban.
Partial transcript as follows:
GOLDBERG: How about this? Do what you need to do for your family. Let me do what I need to do for mine, and we’ll all be fine. I don’t understand.
BEHAR: They don’t mind their own business.
JEDEDIAH BILA: Conservatives that are true conservatives that care about personal responsibility are—mind your business type of people. I live my life. Live and let live. That is true conservatism.
BEHAR: It’s religion.
BILA: Yeah but you can’t hide behind religion, restrict other people’s rights.
BEHAR: Well they do.
GOLDBERG: That’s done all the time. We saw it when we said, we can’t have gay people adopting so we are going to stop it.
BILA: That’s wrong too. It’s wrong.
GOLDBERG: Y’all just need — look…
BEHAR: How is it different from the Taliban? I’d like to know.
GOLDBERG: I just feel that you have to—at some point, you have to take responsibility for your life. And a lot of people are saying, this is what I need, and you’re saying it doesn’t matter what you need, I want you to believe how I believe. I’m going to say it again. I said this before. With all these rollbacks and what we hear, what’s the difference between us and the people we’re fighting?
GOLDBERG What’s the difference?
BEHAR: That’s what I’m saying. It’s to keep women down also. Let’s not forget one of the reasons they do this is to keep women in their place—barefoot and pregnant.
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