What a complete pro-abortion moron! How insane is this?!
A student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville recently advocated “aborting” children up to two years old, citing their inability to communicate as justification.
The student made the argument during a December interview with Brenna Lewis, a field coordinator for Students for Life (SFL). In footage of the exchange, which Students for Life released this morning, the student compares two-year-old children to trees, asserting that both lack the ability to speak.
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“The fact of the matter is, without communication, we have no way if knowing if you’re sentient or not,” the young man tells Lewis. “It’s not different from this tree,” he says, gesturing to one nearby. “It’s alive, but is it sentient?”
In response to this, Lewis suggests that “to compare [killing the tree] with a two-year-old is kind of tough.” Hearing this, the young man doubles-down.
“Can the two year old talk to me?” he asks. “Generally speaking, the child still has the inability to communicate. And until we determine that as such, at what point does sentience become an issue, we can’t really debate whether or not [abortion is permissible],” he argues.
Filmed in December, the exchange indicates a worrisome trend seen among some pro-choice supporters, says Matt Lamb, a communications officer for SFL.
“It’s disturbing because the argument originally for pro-choice people was ‘my body, my choice,’” Lamb noted. “But now, they’re moving to the point of even when the baby is born, even when it’s not in anyone’s body, abortion is okay because it’s not sentient… because it can’t talk…”
Lamb pointed out that under this theory, a three-month-old baby could be killed just because it can’t talk. “It’s disturbing. Every life is deserving of protection and dignity from conception to natural death,” he told Campus Reform.
In a press release, SFL founder Kristan Hawkins argued that this type of rhetoric helps explain why students increasingly support the pro-life cause.
“The shocking video sadly represents the mainstream of the pro-choice movement,” she asserted.
“When Planned Parenthood consistently opposes even common-sense regulations, such as prohibiting Down syndrome abortions, we should not be surprised that people are increasingly joining the pro-life movement,” Hawkins added. “Young people continue to move more and more away from the pro-choice movement because of their extreme positions, justifying even infanticide.”
Spoken like someone who has never raised a child. Yet, somehow he still considers himself an authority on the matter.
What a sick MORON! If this imbecile’s mother did this when he was young, he would NOT be alive to utter these stupid words. What is wrong with this putrid piece of garbage!?
Todd Starnes recently wrote an article on the topic and added,
In 2015 the Washington Times reported on a controversy surrounding a statement allegedly written by a Princeton University professor on his faculty page:
“Newborn human babies have no sense of their own existence over time. So killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living. That doesn’t mean that it is not almost always a terrible thing to do. It is, but that is because most infants are loved and cherished by their parents, and to kill an infant is usually to do a great wrong to its parents.”
And Christian Research Council reported on an American University professor who asserted that infants do not “possess in their own right a property that makes it wrong to kill them.”
An unspeakable wickedness has infected many of our public university campuses. What kind of society are we to fund places that advocate for the slaughter of newborn babies? What kind of people have we become to turn a blind eye to such atrocities?
WHAT IS STUDENTS FOR LIFE?
Students for Life is a nonprofit organization that “exists to transform culture by helping young people make abortion unthinkable and obsolete on their campus, in their community, and in our nation.”
Students for Life or Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest youth pro-life organization. They are the only national pro-life organization dedicated to training and equipping college, high school, middle, medical, and law school students.Their Our approach is uniquely effective, and the methods they have developed are a combination of time-tested techniques and cutting-edge technology.
SFLA has a team of 38 employees that all work tirelessly equipping students so that they can defend the preborn and help young mothers on their campuses. Since launching full-time in 2006, they have helped to establish and build over 1,200 student pro-life organizations and have trained more than 55,000 students nationwide.