WHOOPI GOLDBERG declared God supports abortion as "he made us smart enough to know when it wasn't going to work" in a heated debate on The View.

Whoopi Goldberg locked horns with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Wednesday's instalment of The View after the actress insinuated God supports abortion rights.

Elisabeth immediately disagreed with the 66-year-old host and told viewers the importance of creating a birth plan rather than choosing an abortion.

Whoopi began: "God made us smart enough to know when it wasn't going to work for us.

"That's the beauty of giving us freedom of choice."

However, 45-year-old Elisabeth vehemently disagreed with the statement, telling Whoopi: "No!"

Whoopi continued to air her opinions, telling viewers her relationship with God "is always choppy".

"Nobody is happy about going to get an abortion. That's not pro-life, it's not fun."

"It's a hard, hard decision but that life has a plan and a purpose, and there are absolutely agencies out there that will help you keep that baby alive."

But Whoopi told viewers "everyone has the right to their options".