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Entertainer Whoopi Goldberg says nobody is "not for life" — even if they support allowing women to have abortions.

The co-host of ABC's "The View" made the comment Thursday, one day before the "March for Life" in Washington, D.C., when hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates were expected to descend upon the nation's capital to protest Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision upholding a woman's constitutional right to an abortion. But Goldberg made the case that even those who support abortion can be pro-life.

"Maybe we should stop talking about being pro-life or anti-life because nobody is not for life," Goldberg said. "We are pro-choice."

That's when co-host Sunny Hostin, a self-described pro-life Catholic, interjected on behalf of pro-life people everywhere.

"Pro-life is not a dirty word. You can't define for me what pro-life is just like I can't define for you what feminism is," Hostin said.

But still, Goldberg insisted that "we are all pro-life" and that "I'm not defining anything for you."

Hostin then attempted to explain the concept to Goldberg one last time.

"My faith tells me that life begins at conception. My faith tells me that abortion is wrong. My faith tells me that abortion is a sin," Hostin said.

Still, Hostin acknowledged a Pew Research study released Jan. 11 that found 54 percent of U.S. Catholics say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, compared with 42 percent of the same group stating that abortion should not be legal.

"My point has been all along is that you can't define the pro-life movement by the fringe you see  people that are killing abortion doctors, people that are extremists. Many, many people in the pro-life movement ... are like me," Hostin said, referring to the fact that the majority of pro-life advocates don't hold extremist views.

Goldberg continued to argue, however, that abortion is just "something that some women have to do."

"They can make that decision for themselves. That is a decision that you should be able to make for yourself, as with anything," Goldberg said.

That being said, even Goldberg admitted following President Donald Trump's inauguration that the Women's March that banned pro-life organizations from partnering in the event was a bad idea "because this was about women marching.”

The Women's March attracted hundreds of thousands of anti-Trump protesters Jan. 21. While the main event was in Washington, D.C., protesters took to the street of cities around the world to voice their opposition to the new president's policies.

(H/T: Daily Caller)

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