“Why, exactly, do you think a first-trimester fetus has moral value?” 1


By Tom Quiner

Ben Shapiro speaks at Berkely

Conservative speaker and writer, Ben Shapiro, spoke at the University of California Berkeley yesterday. This is the latest speaker the Left tried hard to prevent from speaking.

After listening to Mr. Shapiro, it’s no wonder. The Left is a collection of disaffected losers who rage against everything conservative, because they have no rebuttal to the cogent arguments of right-thinkers. Here is one example. A student asked Mr. Shapiro this question:

“Why, exactly, do you think a first-trimester fetus has moral value?”

Mr. Shapiro: A first-trimester fetus has moral value because whether you consider it a potential human life or a full-on human life, it has more value than just a cluster of cells. If left to its natural processes, it will grow into a baby. So the real question is, where do you draw the line? So, you’re going to draw the line at the heartbeat – because it’s very hard to draw the line at the heartbeat? There are people who are adults who are alive because of a pacemaker, they need some sort of outside force generating their heartbeat. Are you going to do it based on brain function? Okay, well, what about people who are in a coma? Should we just kill them?”

Student:  “sentience” is what gives life moral value, not the fact of “being human alone.”

Shapiro: “So when you’re asleep, can I stab you?”

Student: “I’m still considered sentient when I’m asleep.”

Shapiro: “OK, if you are in a coma from which you may awake, can I stab you?”

Student: “no,” …  a person in a coma still has “potential sentience.”

Shapiro: “I agree it is potential sentience. And you know what else is potential sentience? Being a fetus!”

It cost the university $600,000 in security to protect Mr. Shapiro from a Leftist mob that wanted to hurt him because they disagree with his views.

Kudos to Berkeley for standing up for free speech. The question is, can the deficit-laden university afford to keep up their commitment to the First Amendment much longer?

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