'Pro-lifers cannot be in power': Joy Behar reveals she almost died due to ectopic pregnancy

'I'm thinking, what are these people thinking about when they talk about the health of the mother?' said the host of 'The View'


                            'Pro-lifers cannot be in power': Joy Behar reveals she almost died due to ectopic pregnancy
Joy Behar claims pro-life people shouldn't be in positions of power, on an episode of 'The View' (Rob Kim/Getty Image)
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On August 3, 2022, ‘The View,’ host Joy Behar disclosed a very moving personal story about herself while discussing how Kansas voters favored abortion rights after Roe v Wade was overturned. Behar said that she nearly lost her life in the late 1970s because of an ectopic pregnancy but since she had the opportunity to make a choice, she was saved.

The 79-year-old said, “In 1979, I had an ectopic pregnancy… and I almost died. The fetus is growing in the fallopian tube, and there is nowhere to go from that. You can't give birth from your fallopian tube, and the fetus will not grow. It just grows, but not to full term. So it will grow just enough to make the tube burst. What happens then is that you bleed internally and then you die. They rushed me to the hospital. The doctor the next day said we almost lost you.”

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“I was in a situation where I could go to the hospital and they took care of it there. I'm thinking, what are these people thinking about when they talk about the health of the mother? Herschel Walker, people like that cannot be in positions of power,” Behar added, referring to the ​​Georgia Republican Senate candidate, who is a staunch supporter of “total abortion bans with no exceptions for medical emergencies, rape or incest,” reported The Daily Mail.

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According to the Mayo Clinic, “An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy can't proceed normally. The fertilized egg can't survive, and the growing tissue may cause life-threatening bleeding, if left untreated.” Behar’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg seemed to agree with her as she declared, “God made us smart enough to know when it wasn't going to work for us. That's the beauty of giving us freedom of choice.” She also added that “I also know that God made me smart enough to know that if there are alternatives out there that can work for me, I will investigate them. But I also know God said do unto others as you would have them do unto you [and] I will not make that decision for anybody.”

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Actress Whoopi Goldberg speaks at the 2022 Apollo Theater Spring Benefit at The Apollo Theater on June 13, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)
Actress Whoopi Goldberg speaks at the 2022 Apollo Theater Spring Benefit at The Apollo Theater on June 13, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)

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Meanwhile, a lot of people took to Twitter to comment on Behar’s experience. A user tweeted, “Behar is such a lying skank I doubt the story is true.” The second user pointed out, “If she’s trying to make the point that there are exceptions to abortion, then she’s an idiot because an ectopic pregnancy is not a viable pregnancy & really don’t  fit that narrative.” “Ectopic pregnancy’s have nothing to do with abortion,” the third one remarked. “I’m pro-choice & would actually like to take it a step further where u can’t have a kid until u can pass the same credit check/$ down as u would for a home but I’m also intellectually honest so I have to point out no abortion law effect’s ectopic pregnancy,” the fourth one added.

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