Barbara Walters: It's 'Heartbreaking' to Force Women to View an Ultrasound Before an Abortion
The liberal women on The View, Wednesday, shrieked at the "totalitarian" decision by a Texas judge to uphold a law requiring women to look at an ultrasound before having an abortion. Co-host and journalist Barbara Walters found the legal ruling– and not the act of abortion itself-- to be "heartbreaking." [See MP3 audio here.]
Regarding the ruling, left-wing comedienne Joy Behar spewed, "It's very totalitarian in my opinion. I mean, it smacks of forcing somebody to confront something that they have already decided they don't want to deal with."
Rather than focus on the actual abortion, Walters lectured, "Then to have to go and be forced to hear, to see the fetus, to hear the heartbeat, to put more guilt on you, I think is heartbreaking."
Walters continued, declaring that the decision to "give up a child that is obviously unwanted... is such a tremendous decision, it's involved with so much fear of what you're doing and guilt."
It was left up to token conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck to make some obvious points, noting that if you were going to have "a cyst removed or tooth extracted...you would never go through any medical procedure without looking at an ultrasound, seeing an X-ray."
As for Behar's definition of "totalitarianism," she's apparently unaware that in many communist and actual dictitorial countries, women are forced to get abortions.
A transcript of the February 8 segment, which aired at 11:13, follows: