It was a reunion of the family. The View on Wednesday as former panelist Elisabeth Hasselbeck returned as a guest co-host to sit beside her old sparring partners Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg during the ABC daytime talk show’s 25th season on the air. Hasselbeck, who was the conservative panelist on the show from 2003 to 2013, has returned to the table to continue a conversation that began warmly.
“Welcome back to the table,”Hasselbeck told Goldberg that even though they disagree on many subjects, they had been friends for years. “some of the best conversations”These topics were discussed with her over the years. “It was great, for me, to have you as my first conservative,”Goldberg also added. Hasselbeck also agreed, stating that it was important for women from different perspectives to engage in these conversations. “I think it’s sharpening to have these conversations and understand why do you think something that’s so wrong,”She laughed.
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A divisive topic was on the agenda Wednesday. Hasselbeck, who didn’t necessarily agree with Goldberg and Behar about abortion rights, wasn’t in agreement. Nashville resident, Hasselbeck, revealed that she was strongly against abortion and encouraged those who are pregnant but don’t want to be adopted to think about adoption.
“God made us smart enough to know when it wasn’t going to work for us,”Goldberg replied. “That’s the beauty of giving us freedom of choice.”Hasselbeck also supported the controversial decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in reversing Roe v. Wade. “just because something is a right doesn’t make it right.”
Behar was especially critical of Hasselbeck’s efforts, pointing out that adoption is not as easy as it seems for many people. Behar explained that adoption is not as simple as Hasselbeck had hoped. There are currently more than 117,000 children wishing to adopt in the U.S. In spite of the recent court reverse, she said that banning abortion was a form judgeship. “But when you’re prohibiting something you are, in fact, judging them,”She explained.