Pro-life activist Lila Rose faced off against pro-choice audience members during a recent appearance on “Dr. Phil” and, at moments, even sparred with the popular TV host himself.
“You just want to legislate evil,” one audience member told Rose, founder of Live Action, during a conversation about whether a 10-year-old rape survivor should be able to seek an abortion.
Rose has repeatedly said an unborn baby isn’t a guilty party in such rape cases, leading the audience member to unleash on the pro-life advocate.
Rose, who patiently listened to the woman lambaste her, responded by noting the negative impact of abortion on women.
“Abortion is devastating to women’s mental health,” she said. “No one talks about that.”
And when the audience member pushed back and said it’s wrong to force a woman who has been traumatized to carry a child, Rose drew a distinction.
“The trauma is from the rape. The child is an innocent party there,” Rose said, to which the audience member shot back, “The child isn’t born yet. It’s not there.”
The conversation then shifted to rights, with the audience member alleging a “right has been taken away” with the Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.
But Rose used the opportunity to discuss a common right obliterated by abortion itself.
“Our fundamental human right that we all share in this room is life. It’s the first human right,” she said. “Laws are meant to protect the weak. In a society, who’s the weakest? Who’s the weakest in society? A child. They don’t have a voice; they can’t speak.”
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