Ben Shapiro engaged in a debate with a pro-abortion student at Salisbury U on Monday and it's a must see.
During a Q&A session for his first stop on his YAF Lecture Tour of college campuses, Shapiro was challenged on when life begins by a pro-abortion student.
Shapiro, who is famous for his skilled debating techniques and making anti-gun activist Piers Morgan look like a complete fool, decided to take on the rowdy pro-abortion student.
Here is a partial transcript courtesy of Daily Wire:
Shapiro: I don’t think that killing babies is the solution to you making bad sexual decisions. End of story. The unsuccessful decision that you made was the decision you made to have sex out of wedlock. and then get pregnant out of wedlock, that decision is not alleviated by killing--
Student: So women should just suck it up and have a child?
Shapiro: If you get pregnant, yes. Because you don’t get to kill things just because it’s in your uterus.
Student: It’s my body, how about you just stay out of it.
Shapiro: How about it’s a baby.You don’t get to kill it just because it’s in there. I don’t care about your appendix, I don’t care about your thorax, I don’t even care about your uterus. I care about what’s in it.
Student: I can take out my appendix if I don’t want it. Why can’t I take out other parts of my body?
Shapiro: Because they’re not independent living human beings.
Student: They’re not independent living beings when they’re a bundle of cells.
Shapiro: Are you also against partial birth abortion? At what point does that bundle of cells become a human being in your view? …That is a relevant question. If your argument is that that’s a bundle of cells, then the question becomes when it’s not a bundle of cells.
The debate eventually became a matter of being able to survive, be it inside of the womb or with the help of machines. Needless to say, Shapiro had his way with the amateur debater.
Student: Science definitely dictates that a fetus, until it can leave the womb and be technically viable, is a bundle of cells inside a person.
Shapiro: So you can only live on life support, you’re not a person? You stop being a person? So if you get a car crash today and get put on life support and put in an iron lung, take out the iron lung and you’re gonna die, you’re not a person anymore? Is that how this works?
Student: If my brain is no longer functioning…
Shapiro: No, your brain is functioning, but you can’t breathe on your own,
Student: Then I’m still technically viable.
Shapiro: No, you’re not, because the machine is keeping you alive. Again the bottom line is that if you are defining whether something is a life or not based on your own convenience, that is the nature of evil.
Checkmate, Ben Shapiro.