Sunny Hostin, co-host on “The View,” said that Supreme Court justices’ right to privacy is no different than a woman’s right to have an abortion.
Hostin’s remarks come on the heels of protests against a Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Demonstrations have taken place outside of the homes of several justices including Chief Justice John Roberts, Samuel Alito, and more.
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During Monday’s broadcast of the ABC daytime talk show, Hostin argued that Supreme Court justices’ privacy is no different than women’s rights to abortion.
“I was watching a lot of the protests that were happening outside of some of the justices’ homes, and my understanding is that Justice Alito has had to go into hiding because of this, you know, draft opinion that was leaked,” said Hostin. “And while I think it is terrible that a Justice would have to go into hiding, I think it is really clear to the justices now that, as [guest co-host] Ana [Navarro] mentioned, 64 to 66 percent of Americans believe that the Supreme Court should uphold Roe v. Wade, right?”
She added that perhaps the protests and resulting outcry from the leaked draft may urge justicies to consdier a “more moderate approach.”
“And I just think when you have the Supreme Court justices like Clarence Thomas coming out this weekend and saying at the 11th Circuit judicial conference that they will not be bullied, and that people need to live with outcomes they don’t agree with,” she continued, trailing off.
She added that she believes while Supreme Court justices have rights to privacy, women, too, have the same rights — as well as rights to do what they want with their bodies.
“And then other justices are saying you have no right to stand and freely protest — peacefully protest outside of our homes,” she said. “We have a right to privacy. Well, women have a right to privacy as well, and women have a right to privacy with their bodies, and I’m just shocked that that’s what we’re hearing from men. That’s what we’re hearing from the justices. That’s what we’re hearing from, you know, Republicans, that people don’t have a right to protest these – this draft opinion when the Supreme Court has found that you have a right to protest in front of abortion clinics, that there can be no buffer zone.”
“The hypocrisy,” she complained, “is incredible.”
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