Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has become known for some of his stellar and convincing arguments on a range of issues. Among them: his position against abortion and support for the pro-life movement.
Earlier this year, Shapiro was confronted by a woman who had a very specific and pointed question for him: “What would you advise to a young woman who’s not married and who gets raped, but does not have access to an abortion?”
His response is notable and worth revisiting, especially considering recent stories about women who have chosen to keep their babies after being raped.
Shapiro, who quipped that the questioner had created the “saddest possible scenario for a living human being,” went on to explain the moral implications of not only her question, but also the broader discussion about abortion.
“The answer is that doesn’t actually change the calculus,” he said. “Obviously, what happened to this person was an awful, awful horrible thing.”
That being said, Shapiro explained that the “morality of abortion” simply doesn’t change “based on need.”
“The abortion argument really comes down to: Do you think this is a life or not?” he said. “If you don’t think it’s a life, you can do whatever you want with it. If you think it’s a life, you can’t do anything with it.”
Oh, and he also has a zinger about Planned Parenthood that nabbed quite a round of applause.
Watch his comments below:
Posted by Ben Shapiro on Wednesday, April 12, 2017