Ben Shapiro Corrects AOC: Georgia Pro-Life Bill ‘Not a Back Door Ban; It’s a Ban’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | May 10, 2019 | 1:33 PM EDT

Host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" and Editor-in-Chief of "The Daily Wire" Ben Shapiro (left) (Screenshot) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

During the “things I like” segment of the after show of Episode 776 of “The Ben Shapiro Show” on Wednesday, host Ben Shapiro corrected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for her suggestion that the Georgia LIFE Act is a “backdoor ban,” Shapiro stating that in fact the pro-life bill is “not a back door ban; it’s a ban – pretty front-door actually.”

“It’s not a backdoor ban; it’s a ban – pretty front-door actually,” Ben Shapiro said of the Georgia LIFE Act. “Like, they’re just saying it.”

Ben Shapiro’s comments came after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law the LIFE Act, which according to CBS News, would “prohibit abortion after a heartbeat is detected in an embryo.” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, in a tweet early Wednesday morning, said the legislation is a “backdoor ban” on abortion, also suggesting that “‘6 weeks pregnant’ = 2 weeks late on your period.’”


Below is a transcript of Ben Shapiro’s remarks, in relevant part, from his after show on Thursday:

Ben Shapiro: “Okay, other things that I like today. So, Georgia has now passed the right to LIFE Act. It prevents abortion— It’s basically a heartbeat bill. It prevents abortion after the sixth week, which is when a heartbeat can usually first be detected.

“Here is Governor Brian Kemp, the legitimate, duly elected governor of Georgia, Stacy Abrams, talking about the right to LIFE Act. This deserves all of our applause.”

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp: “Some might challenge it in the court of law, but our job is to do what is right, not what is easy. We’re called to be strong and courageous, and we will not back down. We will always continue to fight for life.

Shapiro: “Okay, so, this is great stuff.

“Amazingly, of course, you have the entire left unified in outrage that babies are being saved.

“So, you’ve got Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeting out, ‘6 weeks pregnant’ = 2 weeks late on your period.’ Okay, well, if you consider pregnancy the equivalence, the moral equivalence of just being late on your period, I have something called science to show you. This is a developing human life by every scientific measure.

“She says, ‘Most of the men writing these bills don’t know the first thing about a woman’s body outside of the things they want from it.’ I’ve always found this contention particularly odd. That what men desperately want from women is for them to be pregnant. Sexist men what they desperately want is for women to be pregnant. That’s why men go to strip clubs with pregnant ladies, obviously. Men love when women are pregnant – just their favorite thing in the world. This is one of the dumber contentions that the left makes all the time.

“First of all, this bill was written by three women.

“She also says, ‘It’s relatively common for a woman to have a late period [and] not be pregnant. So this is a backdoor ban.’

“It’s not a backdoor ban; it’s a ban – pretty front-door actually. Like, they’re just saying it.

“As far as the idea that women need more time to detect that they’re pregnant so they can kill that baby, I’m pretty certain that the pro-lifers are not concerned with when a woman becomes aware that she is pregnant as much as they are with the protection of the unborn fetus.

“It is also worth noting that by this point in the pregnancy, there are arms and legs forming, fingers and toes, and a heartbeat. The moral blindness of all of this is truly astonishing.”

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