Today, thousands of pro-life supporters will gather on the streets of the nation’s capital to campaign on behalf of the unborn. The 2019 March for Life theme is “Unique from day one: pro-life is pro-science,” a bid to take back the myth that somehow science points towards unborn children being less than human. In fact, it is quite the opposite, as famed commentator Ben Shapiro explained on the eve of the biggest pro-life event of the year.
“Every scientist says that human life begins at conception,” Shapiro, who is this year’s March for Life headliner, told Fox News host Shannon Bream Thursday night, as reported by the Daily Wire.
“That is definitionally when human life begins. And if you want to argue about the gradations of when you think human life begins to matter, then you’re not talking about science anymore; you’re talking about a subjective judgment about when you think that a life should begin to matter. But if we’re talking about the formation of new DNA strands, the formation of a new human being that obviously begins at conception, and from the pro-life perspective once you have a human life that has begun, you cannot intervene.”
“That means that all the arguments that are being made by the pro-choice side are really not arguments about the baseline science; it’s just arguments that are couched in which human beings and which human lives are unworthy of being protected,” he explained.
Bream noted that, after covering the annual March for Life over a number of years, she has noticed a shift in the demographic of those taking part — pro-life campaigners are becoming noticeably younger, in part due to the use of 3D and 4D ultrasound scans.
“It seems to be reaching young people in a different way,” she added.
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) January 18, 2019
Shapiro agreed, and offered his own observations that seemed to match up with Bream’s analysis.
“When I speak to young audiences, I speak to college audiences all the time, this is what I see: The focus on the pro-life movement among young people has never been religiously-based,” he said. “And this is where the media really do lie about the pro-life movement.”
“The impression that you get about the pro-life movement when you listen to media coverage from mainstream media networks is typically that pro-lifers are driven by religious zeal, that’s it’s a bunch if people who go to church and they learn the Psalms, and because they’ve read the Psalms, they decide that babies are worthy of protection,” he added.
The reality, however, is very different.
“The truth is the real momentum in the pro-life movement is about young people who have seen 3D ultrasounds, 4D ultrasounds” and who have “actually seen the pictures,” he said.
“We now know what babies look like in the womb,” Shapiro added, “we know what developmental stages babies go through, and that’s a very convincing argument to young people.”
When it comes to debating the sanctity of life and defending the unborn, Shapiro is a decorated veteran. Check out some of his most impressive on-air arguments that completely shut down the case for abortion:
Shapiro is due to livestream his address at March for Life later today. Vice President Mike Pence is also due to make an appearance at Friday’s march. Pence will also address the March for Life’s 37th Rose Dinner Friday evening.
So many great families & young people in our Nation’s capital for tomorrow’s @March_for_Life. Honored to meet today at the @WhiteHouse with @StudentsForLife & @HeartbeatIntl to discuss how @POTUS has been STANDING for LIFE. Thanked them for all they do in the fight for life. pic.twitter.com/qRpnsKkJF1
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 18, 2019
“It is a great honor to have Vice President Pence speak at this year’s Rose Dinner,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life in a statement. “The Vice President made history in 2017 when he addressed the March for Life just one week after the inauguration, and we are delighted to have him return to speak in a more intimate setting. Throughout his extensive career, Vice President Pence has remained exemplary in his commitment to protecting the sanctity of unborn life and it is our utmost privilege to have a pro-life champion of his stature address this year’s Rose Dinner.”