Whoopi Goldberg on Monday claimed that the Supreme Court had violated her fundamental right by overturning the abortion case of Roe vs. Wade. According to Goldberg, this court ruling violated her freedom of religion.
These claims were made as Goldberg appeared on Monday’s episode of the ABC talk show “The View.” Goldberg maintained that the Supreme Court’s ruling led to her conclusion that the Court is compelling people to adhere to religious beliefs different from the ones they know.
Goldberg added that the ruling overrides a natural right for women to get abortions as they please, saying it should not be a matter to the Court to decide upon.
The conversation about the Court’s ruling started after Kamala Harris’s recent claim that the Court was becoming an activist court was mentioned. The Vice President also said this because the Court decided to overturn the abortion case and questioned the legitimacy of the Court’s ruling with the support of several democrats.
The Chief Justice’s response to this faction was, “I don’t understand the connection between the opinions people disagree with and the legitimacy of the Supreme Court … Yes, all of our opinions are open to criticism. In fact, our members do a great job of criticizing some opinions from time to time. But simply because people disagree with an opinion is not a basis for criticizing the legitimacy of the Court.”
Insistent, Goldberg added that abortions should be a right and not a matter of opinion, condemning the chief justice by saying he was disingenuous.
Wherein Whoopi Goldberg claims that overturning #RoeVWade is a violation of her … freedom of religion. pic.twitter.com/U4pQwH4Vy8
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) September 12, 2022
She added, “Yes, America’s made some tough decisions including letting black kids go to school with white kids, letting gay people get married. There are many, many decisions that people freaked out about. This one, this last spate of stuff comes from a place of religion which is not constitutional.”
Moving on, Goldberg claimed that the right for women to take the lives of children they made should not be a matter for the law to decide upon but should be rooted in religious beliefs instead.
She said, “That’s not how we — we are supposed to be doing things as far as I remember. Now maybe I’m wrong. I thought I was allowed to be who I am. That’s why you want to be an American, because you’re free to be who you want to be, and other people don’t have to like who you are.”
Forgetting that she was talking about abortions, Goldberg added that the only time abortion could be considered a crime should be if someone gets hurt or killed in the process.
Concluding her misguided speech, Goldberg maintained that abortions should be religious freedom, and as long as the religion practiced by the woman allows it, the law should also allow it. The religion that Goldberg claims allows abortions was not made clear, so that remains a mystery. Moreso, if abortions should be left in the religious jurisdiction, what laws will apply to those who do not hold religious beliefs?