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Tomi Lahren Explains Why She’s Pro-Abortion Rights

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It’s also why she’s pro-gun

In case you're not familiar with the current millennial darling of conservative media, let us introduce you to Tomi Lahren. The 24-year-old is a right wing pundit whose rants about "snowflakes" have gone viral, and who now works for something called TheBlaze. She's not afraid to sport a Make America Great Again hat and drink from a great big mug of liberal tears. And, oh yeah, America: She wants you to know she has black friends.

Lahren's rhetoric is so staunchly right wing that it's often possible to predict what views she's going to espouse before any words ever leave her lips; she's pro-gun, pro-border wall, and hey, you know, America First. But on her appearance on The View today, Lahren let loose an opinion which doesn't align with current conservative doctrine at all. It turns out, Lahren is pro-abortion rights.

Lahren explained to the women of The View that she supports a woman's right to an abortion because:

I am a constitutional—you know, someone that loves the constitution, I am someone that’s for limited government. So I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think the government should decide what women should do with their bodies. I can sit here and say that as a Republican, and I can say, “You know what? I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”

The show's hosts were surprised by this and Lahren explained that she gets attacked by conservatives for her abortion views, laughing and saying, "I think it's equal hate from all sides for me."

Okay. Here's the thing, though: When you claim, as Lahren does, to be a constitutional conservative, who doesn't believe in rampant governmental spending, yet still support a president who blithely spends hundreds of millions of tax-payer dollars on things like keeping his wife in a literal gold-plated tower in New York City, as Trump does, and who ran with an ardently anti-abortion vice-president in Mike Pence, then perhaps you should think a little bit harder about which of your values you're fine with compromising, and what the cost of that compromise will be for all American women. Just a thought.

Lil Nas X, The Regrettes, and more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Lil Nas X, The Regrettes and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

7 EP - Lil Nas X
It's finally here, and it's everything you'd hope it'd be. Catch that yeehaw Cardi B feature.

"Expensive" - Rence ft. Noah Cyrus
I identify as the expensive love interest, thanks.

The Regrettes - I Dare You [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

"I Dare You" - The Regrettes
How much cuter could they get? We stan.

Kiesza - Sweet Love (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

"Sweet Love" - Kiesza
Haunting and hot. What more could we ask for?

Noël Wells - Sad Girl Blues www.youtube.com

"Sad Girl Blues" - Noël Wells
My new anthem, TBH.

"Addicted" - Déyyess
I would let Déyyess sing me the phonebook.

Baby Rose - Mortal (Official Video) www.youtube.com

"Mortal" - Baby Rose
A sultry sort of lullaby.

"Keeper" - Olivia Nelson
Already stuck in my head, and that's where I want it to stay.

Poppy - Choke (Official Audio) www.youtube.com

"Choke" - Poppy
I can't get enough of this creepy AF beat.

"dead yet" - Gabriel Black ft. Phem
So here for this tender teen angst.

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