Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren is speaking out about for the first time after her pro-abortion rights comments on The View led to her firing from TheBlaze.
In a Wednesday night interview on ABC News, Lahren clarified her stance on abortion, telling host Byron Pitts that she identifies as both anti-abortion and pro-choice:
I believe you can be anti-abortion and pro-choice, and that's where I sit. Personally I would never have an abortion. Personally I would never encourage anyone else to have an abortion. In fact, I've counseled friends against it. I don't believe in abortion. However, as someone who views limited government, I do believe that during the first trimester that option should be there for women and I stand behind that. Now, after the first trimester, that becomes a little more difficult for me and I do believe the government has a role when the baby is viable on its own. But during that first trimester, I think we have to approach these issues with the utmost compassion for young women that are going through an experience that luckily I never had to go through.
"Let me go," she said. "Let me move on. I'm deeply hurt by what has happened; I'm disappointed by what has happened. But if this is the way that it is, let's just part ways cleanly."