“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin dismissed the abortion testimony from three outstanding progressive Democrats Friday, declaring she “wasn’t convinced” by something they mentioned as she reiterated her stance that each one life begins at conception. 

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., testified in entrance of the House Oversight Committee in a Thursday hearing meant to handle threats to “abortion rights and access,” every recounting their very own terminated pregnancies. 

Lee admitted to having a “back-alley” abortion in Mexico throughout the Nineteen Sixties earlier than the landmark Supreme Court determination in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion throughout the U.S. Bush mentioned she was raped on a church journey in 1994, turned pregnant and acquired an abortion on the age of 18. Jayapal mentioned she turned pregnant whereas on contraception and determined to have an abortion to stop a second high-risk being pregnant, one among which she already had together with her first youngster.

Reps. Barbara Lee, Cori Bush, Pramila Jayapal (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Reps. Barbara Lee, Cori Bush, Pramila Jayapal (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Hostin, herself a progressive, admitted she did not assume anybody would change their minds on account of listening to the testimonies, and mentioned that she “didn’t really like” that the three congresswomen have been sharing their private data. 

“I don’t think that that testimony is going to change anyone’s minds. I was sort of cringing at it because I do think it’s so personal,” Hostin mentioned. “As everyone knows I think that life begins at conception, and I just kept on thinking about the fact that babies were aborted.” 


“I wasn’t convinced by anything that was said, and I don’t think anyone would be. So I didn’t really like the fact that they were sharing that personal information even though I understand why they did,” she added.

Hostin redirected the dialog away from her views on abortion and cited statistics that confirmed a lower in annual abortions by 196,000, or 19%, since 2011. The report she referenced, nonetheless, was revealed in 2019 and solely confirmed the lower into 2017. 

More latest numbers confirmed abortions truly elevated by 2.3% in 2019.

"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin. Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)

“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin. Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC by way of Getty Images)
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Despite her pro-life stance, Hostin went on say the dialog round abortion must be centered on what’s occurring on the Supreme Court by way of the way forward for Roe v. Wade, and never within the halls of Congress. 

“That’s really what is at issue here, whether or not Roe v. Wade is going to be overturned,” she mentioned, reiterating her previous expressed assist for sustaining the precedent.