Elisabeth Hasselbeck returned to The View on Wednesday.  (Screenshot: The View/ABC)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck returns to The View and discusses abortion

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is back! the view As if time hasn’t passed, he sparred with Whoopi Goldberg and Joey Behar over abortion rights on Wednesday.

Kansas’ vote to protect abortion rights in the state constitution was a “hot topic” — and Hasselbeck, known for her conservative voice when she co-hosted from 2003 to 2013, used the popular right-wing argument to make adoption the solution to abortion restrictions.

Hasselbeck began, “I believe that our Creator gives value to life, and that life has a plan and purpose as designed by God which is not limited to the circumstances of pregnancy, nor the situations in which it was brought up.” “But I think there are options out there. There are thousands of agencies that stick around for women who may not be able to take care of the baby once it’s born…and that will come at no cost.”

Referring to her own infertility issues when she was a co-host, Hasselbeck—who shares Grace, 17, and Isaiah, 12, with former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck—admitted, “I might not change your mind, but I hope the women out there know.” Look for nonprofits and…agencies that help you create a birth plan and match you with an adoptive family who may have experienced post-abortion miscarriage and may want to take care of the baby. I don’t believe in giving women half the information out there.”

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is back! the view Wednesday. (Screenshot: The View/ABC)

Using religion in her response, Goldberg said, “You know, God makes no mistakes. God has made us smart enough to know when He won’t work for us. That’s the beauty of giving us freedom of choice.”

“No…no,” answered Hasselbeck, and at last raised an embroidered towel that she had brought that read, “I’d agree with you, but then we’d be wrong.”

For her part, Behar noted, “117,000 children are waiting for adoption at the moment. It is nothing surprising: ‘I will have the baby and it will be put up for adoption.’ There are other children waiting there.”

Sarah Haines weighed in, talking about how the system often fails children in this situation.

Sunny Houston, who opposes abortion as a Catholic but is determined not to impose her religious beliefs on others, asked Hasselbeck, “What if people don’t believe in your God and you then make that decision away from them?”

Hasselbeck insisted, “I’m not forcing religion,” but then said the decision should be made “according to God.”

“I think a lot of the time we’re preoccupied with the right from a legislative standpoint,” she said. “Like, we’re trapped in the law. Just because something is right, doesn’t make it right. We need to be able to have these conversations about what’s really moral and according to God. I don’t force religion, and I also think sometimes in Christianity that we need More mercy.

There were lighter moments, too, with Goldberg praising Hasselbeck, saying she had “some of the best conversations” in the time she spent on the show with her.

“It was great that you were, to me, the first conservative…in terms of having these kinds of conversations,” the moderator said.

Hasselbeck also urged the audience and co-hosts to try to see things from both sides, saying, “Keep your center in one hand and your friend in the other. If we can’t do that as a society, we’re teaching our children the wrong way to talk about difficult things.”

Hasselbeck was there Celebrate 25 seasons of the view before the end of the season. A new season starts in September.

And there will be a new co-host for season 26. On Thursday, the show is expected to officially announce its new host and conservative voice on the show, to fill the spot for Megan McCain, who was vacated last year. According to reports, Alyssa Farrah Griffin – the former White House director of strategic communications and aide to former President Trump – will take the seat alongside Goldberg, Behar, Heinz and Hustein.

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