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Ben Shapiro: Recent Abortion Bills Blow Left’s ‘A Baby Is Not a Baby’ Abortion ‘Argument to Smithereens’

By Michael Morris | February 1, 2019 | 3:54pm EST
Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire and host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" Ben Shapiro (Screenshot)

On his daily Facebook Live podcast “The Ben Shapiro Show” Thursday, host and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire Ben Shapiro called out the left on their recent legislative proposals on abortion, saying that the recent abortion bills blow the left’s “a baby is not a baby” abortion “argument to smithereens.”

“The reason we’re picking on this, the reason we’re pointing this out is that we do agree, on the right, that an abortion at eight weeks, at 10 weeks is just as morally problematic, as morally evil as abortion at point of birth,” stated Ben Shapiro. “But what the left is acknowledging is that they believe the same thing in reverse. They believe that it is just as morally unproblematic to kill a baby that is fully formed as it is to kill a baby at eight weeks, which blows their entire argument to smithereens because their argument has been, ‘A baby is not a baby. That’s why you can kill it.’”

Ben Shapiro’s remarks came after, as reported by CNSNews.com,Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran (D) “introduced a bill, House Bill No. 2491, that would eliminate restrictions on abortion in Virginia and would permit abortions to be performed right up to the moment of birth.” Tran later responded to criticism of her bill, claiming House Bill No. 2491 “does ‘nothing to change’ abortion in the latter stages of pregnancy,” reported CNSNews.com.

Below is a transcript of Ben Shapiro’s comments from his show on Thursday:

“Okay, so, she says it straight out. Now Kathy Tran is backtracking. She’s suggesting she’s being taken out of context. We played you a full clip. She answers a specific question. She answers it with yes. That is not my fault. That is not your fault. That is Kathy Tran’s fault, and that is the fault of the Democratic Party that embraces this position not just in Virginia, in New York, in Rhode Island, across the country. This is in the DNC platform. Again, the Democratic National Committee platform has no limits on abortion at any time – at any time.

“Now, it’s funny, there is a commentator named Damon Linker, and he was saying, ‘Why is the right picking on this? You know, if the right really believes that an abortion is morally as evil at eight weeks as it is at birth, then why are they picking on this?

“The reason we’re picking on this, the reason we’re pointing this out is that we do agree, on the right, that an abortion at eight weeks, at 10 weeks is just as morally problematic, as morally evil as abortion at point of birth. But what the left is acknowledging is that they believe the same thing in reverse. They believe that it is just as morally unproblematic to kill a baby that is fully formed as it is to kill a baby at eight weeks, which blows their entire argument to smithereens because their argument has been, ‘A baby is not a baby. That’s why you can kill it.’

“But now, they’re looking at a full-grown baby in the womb, and they’re going, ‘No, no, no. That’s okay. We can kill that too because it’s the same as an eight-week-old baby in the womb.’ And so, the argument is not an argument that we’re making. We are demonstrating, by pointing out the partial birth abortion insanity of the left, we’re pointing out that there are a lot of folks on the left who full-scale acknowledge that an eight-week-old fetus in the womb has the same moral value as a fully grown baby, namely none.

“Alright? Folks on the right say, ‘An eight-week-old baby in the womb, an eight-week-old fetus in the womb has the same moral value as a fully grown baby. Therefore, you shouldn’t kill it.’ Folks on the left are now saying, ‘A fully grown baby has the same moral value as an eight-week-old fetus in the womb. Therefore, you should kill it.’

“It’s fully crazy.”

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