Whoopi Goldberg raised eyebrows when she compared the right to celebrate Christmas to a woman's right to have an abortion.
The 61-year-old was engaged in a debate with her "View" co-hosts on Tuesday about the separation between church and state in regards to public Nativity scenes to celebrate Christmas. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Goldberg took the opportunity to bring up abortion saying it is "the same conversation with a woman's right to choose."
"What I do with my body is my right. It is not your right to tell me," Goldberg argued. "The same thing is it's – if you believe in Christmas, it's not my right...and, you know, kids who didn't go to Catholic school had Christmas and they – we never knew what their religions were, but we hung cause it was Christmas holiday."
Many viewers did not appreciate Goldberg's remarks, taking to social media to air their grievances.
How is birth of Jesus same as the death of a baby? Whoopi Goldberg: Celebrating Christmas Same as Right to Abortion https://t.co/N4TzdWCMDS— Gina Sienia (@AuthenticSiena) December 14, 2016
Whoopi Goldberg: Celebrating Christmas Same as Right to Abortion https://t.co/C2Wgpd9GUz— stephen (@stephen16781577) December 14, 2016