Tomi Lahren is on the right side of history — for once.
After Alabama and Georgia passed the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the country, outrage lit up on social media. Lahren, who is often quick with her Twitter takes, took a whole day to respond to the new laws (probably because she was weighing whether to side with people with a heart or say nothing). Her opposition though was dry and without the normal hateful passion of her typical tweets.
“I will be attacked by fellow conservatives for saying this but so be it, this Alabama abortion ban is too restrictive,” she tweeted. “It doesn’t save life, it simply forces women into more dangerous methods, other states or countries. You don’t encourage life via blanket government mandate!”
I will be attacked by fellow conservatives for saying this but so be it, this Alabama abortion ban is too restrictive. It doesn’t save life, it simply forces women into more dangerous methods, other states or countries. You don’t encourage life via blanket government mandate!— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) May 16, 2019
Reactions on Twitter were mixed, with some praising Lahren for speaking out and others calling her out for hypocrisy:
I liked a Tomi tweet. Insane.— Milquetoast (@BlueRobotDesign) May 16, 2019
In all seriousness, this took courage and I admire anyone who is willling to disagree with their party (on either side) and stand up for the greater good of this country.— AlwaysAshley (@AshleyFrankly) May 16, 2019
Come to the light, Tomi. Come to the light.— Anonymous White House Official (@littledeekay) May 16, 2019
idk why everyone's surprised dont u remember her getting fired from glenn beck's show cuz she's pro choice? this the only issue on which she's ever made sense cuz it's the only one that affects her— buttЯess (@cockspit) May 17, 2019
Easy to have a spine when things directly affect you tbh— Tief Keef (@TearDucks) May 16, 2019
Ok so Tomi Lahren chose the correct side on ONE issue.— mani (@manikyus) May 17, 2019
A broken clock is also right twice a day but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still trash. 🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/R6n9oiWWoy
How do I put this the right way.... I give approximately zero credit to Tomi Lahren on anything nor two shits over anyone whining that we're not praising her "brave" position that women who are raped should have access to abortion care.— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) May 17, 2019
SEE: history of violent white supremacy
Better yet, let's make it mandatory for every 13-year-old male to get a vasectomy, reversible on his wedding day, Problem solved. How would that work out, think men would go for that?— Little Doll Misses St. Paul! (@Miss_DarcyA) May 17, 2019
Hopefully Tomi will keep this same energy when it comes to supporting the politicians who put these bans into effect in the first place.
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