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Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren on defense after making pro-choice comments

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-19 15:04:14-04

Tomi Lahren, a host on the conservative network The Blaze, has faced some backlash in recent days after saying she supports a women's choice to have an abortion during Friday's episode of the ABC show "The View."

Lahren's stance on abortion differs from President Donald Trump, who Lahren supported in the recent election. During the 2016 campaign, Trump vowed to appoint a pro-life Supreme Court justice. 

"I am a constitutional (conservative)," Lahren said. "I am someone that loves the constitution and someone for limited government, so I can't stand here and be a hypocrite and say I am for limited government but tell women what to do with their bodies."

Immediately after her appearance on "The View," Lahren faced immediate backlash from pro-life conservatives. 

One Twitter user wrote to Lahren, "You lost all credibility with the pro choice comment." Another wrote, "She claims to be conservative. She isn't. Credibility gone."

But Lahren took the comments in stride. 

"I speak my truth. If you don't like it, tough. I will always be honest and stand in my truth," Lahren wrote on Saturday. 

"I have moderate, conservative, and libertarian views. I'm human. I will never apologize, to anyone, for being an independent thinker," she added.

Lahren, 24, has more than 4 million Facebook likes, and her videos on the social media platform are frequently viewed by more than 1 million users.