Although I enjoy watching Ben Shapiro clips on the most fabulous invention since sliced bread, affordable housing and hip huggers, namely YouTube, I always cringe when the topic of abortion comes up.
Ben comes from a long line of idealogues who think they can sway their moral sword at just about anything, claiming the moral high ground like a Brit planting a British flag into Indian soil.
And when one carefully listens to what Ben has to say about this topic, if you can resist the glottal reflex as you attempt to do so, no reasonable person can even try to compartmentalise the stench of hypocrisy from the argument being put forth.
Ben is claiming to have a vested moral interest in things living, as it pertains to humans, or in this case, human DNA. Even though he is not God -who could take a sneak peek into the Chaos Theory of the unrealised person’s future- , a person someone Ben certainly wouldn’t ever know even existed, even if God would have intervened in the proceedings.
The absurdity of the argument as put forth by the likes of Shapiro, should be glaring to anyone who would care to actually take a look. He is simply lying. Ben doesn’t actually care about this topic or the implications of a no choice approach to abortion, and why would he?
One cannot ‘care’ about people they don’t know, especially when they aren’t even born yet. If Ben is so concerned about the lives of fellow human beings, why don’t we hear him advocate for the prevention of deaths by lightning, toppling vending machines or the consumption of large quantities of Big Mac?
Human-beings-in-the-make are being ‘aborted’, or just not conceived due to natural cycles, and are avoided to be conceived, as a rule of biology and common sense.
Ben and others seem to forget that they are not themselves the gods they claim to believe in. And that, if they claim to be liberals, they shouldn’t conflate building and maintaining infrastructure with regulating people’s most personal and private choices. Choices that are completely inconsequential to them.
And that’s why the pro-life argument will forever remain, stillborn..