The response came after being admonished by Barbara Walters on the air.
In the clip, Hasselbeck slams the morning after pill — which doesn't actually terminate pregnancy, but prevents fertilization — as equivalent to "birthing a baby and leaving it out in the street." Walters then tells Hasselbeck to stop, adding, “We have to go on and we have to learn how to discuss these things in some sort of rational way.”
The show then cut to a commercial, and Hasselbeck began to cry. "F—k that," she says in the clip. "I’m not going to sit there and get reprimanded on the air. It’s not ok to sit there and get reprimanded on the air.”
“What the f—k! I don’t even swear. [Walters] has me swearing. This woman is driving me nuts," she fumed. "I’m not going back. I can’t do the show like this. She just reprimanded me, and she knew exactly what she was doing. Goodbye! I’m off. Write about that in the New York F—KING Post!”
After the moment went viral, Hasselbeck wrote on Instagram, “I was pregnant with Taylor and a big conversation about the value and the lives of the unborn took place at 'The View.' It was a battle — but not of the flesh. I used fighting words because I believe that God decides the value of the lives of babies.”