Joy Behar claimed Monday that Americans were “in a theocracy” following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, joining her cohosts on ABC’s “The View” in complaining that Justice Samuel Alito was wielding his religion like a weapon against the people.
Behar and her cohosts, broadcasting live from the Bahamas, address the Dobbs ruling and the fact that it had overturned the previous rulings held in landmark abortion cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey — and they claimed that the move was the result of an activist Supreme Court exerting its will over the law.
The View hosts attack Justice Alito for "wielding" his religion against Americans, Joy Behar laments, "We're in a theocracy now." pic.twitter.com/LwGD1GUPOX
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Sunny Hostin began the segment, saying as she has on a number of occasions that she personally is pro-life and does not believe in abortion for any reason.
“I think our viewers know this. I don’t believe in abortion at any time. I don’t believe in any exception to it. I don’t believe it —” Hostin began.
“Even incest, rape?” cohost Sara Haines interrupted.
“No, I don’t. I don’t, and that’s considered very radical for many people, and it’s because I’m Catholic and that’s my faith,” Hostin continued, going on to note that there are currently six Supreme Court Justices who are also Catholic.
“So this has always been a very difficult discussion for me, but what is not difficult for me is the fact that this is an activist Supreme Court and they should not be deciding the law based on their faith,” she added. “Even though I agree with Alito on the sanctity of life and he is clearly against abortion because he’s had —”
“He has never had to have one. He doesn’t have to make those kinds of decisions,” cohost Whoopi Goldberg pushed back.
“The fact that he clearly is using his religion — and wielding that —” Hostin kept going as the others continued to interrupt.
“Don’t we have separation of church and state?”
“We don’t anymore,” Goldberg cut in. “We don’t anymore.”
Behar then suggested that Justice Clarence Thomas ought to have a seance and contact both Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. “Hello? Do we still have separation of church and state here? It’s in the constitution?” Behar said.
“It’s a First Amendment guarantee and we don’t seem to have that anymore,” Hostin complained.
“We’re in a theocracy right now,” Behar insisted.