'View's' Behar: Multiple Children 'Snort Up Oxygen'

Rosie O'Donnell rejected Joy Behar's left wing lines. "View" co-host Joy Behar apparently picked up the Sunday Times [of London] story, as reported by Noel Shepperd, "Having a Large Family ‘is an Eco-Crime.’" After guest co-host Marie Osmond discussed her eight children and eight siblings, Elisabeth Hasselbeck alluded to the Duggar family’s 17 children and exclaimed: "I think it’s great." Behar disagreed noting that it would be "ecologically irresponsible" to do so.

"I think it is. I think that you're using more of the resources of the world. You can adopt 17, that would be morally acceptable, but to give birth to 17 children?"

This was too much even for Rosie O’Donnell who loves the idea of many children herself.

BEHAR: It is very hard and very expensive to raise children.

O’DONNELL: But if they can afford it why shouldn't they?

BEHAR: Because, I told you why, they’re snorting up the oxygen.

At the end of the segment, Rosie even mocked Behar’s eco-extremist position.

"All right. We'll be right back after this break and Joy is moving to China where you’re only allowed to have one child."

The relevant exchanges are below.

ELISABETH HASSELBCK: They just had their 17th baby right? You know the Duggars? We've shown them on the show before, their sixteenth baby. All the kids begin with a letter J. The oldest kind of partners up with the youngest and they have this incredible system -- the woman can have 25 kids the way she does it her home.

JOY BEHAR: The woman has graffiti on her uterus.

[laughter]

HASSELBECK: I love a lot of kids. I think it’s great.

JOY BEHAR: Don't you think that, that's a little bit- how shall I put this- inconsiderate of the fact that you're using more energy, you're using up more gasoline.

HASSELBECK: No, you use one pot for 17 kids as opposed to 17 pots of water --

BEHAR: Oh one pot– Joint you mean.

O’DONNELL: Joy was saying is it irresponsible socially or ecologically to have that many children?

BEHAR: I think it is. I think that you're using more of the resources of the world. You can adopt 17, that would be morally acceptable, but to give birth to 17 children?

HASSELBECK: I think it's fantastic.

ROSIE O’DONNELL: I do too. But this is Joy who was an only child and who has an only child. So this is her world view.

HASSELBECK: So, do you think Marie is socially irresponsible?

BEHAR: No because Marie adopted.

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BEHAR: It is very hard and very expensive to raise children.

O’DONNELL: But if they can afford it why shouldn't they?

BEHAR: Because, I told you why, they’re snorting up the oxygen.

O’DONNELL: All right. We'll be right back after this break and Joy is moving to China where you’re only allowed to have one child.