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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Then there is the Queen of the Netherlands advocating for abortion in Texas.
Who goes to another country and tells them they should be able to kill their unborn?
I’ll just channel my inner Sam Spade here about Lila Rose.
“You’re a good man, sister”
As Lila Rose noted, “From the very beginning, the episode was set up to favor the pro-abortion side. Dr. Phil’s team chose to center the entire show around an extremely tragic case of a mother whose baby had a fetal anomaly that was life-threatening, in an attempt to justify abortion.” I guess it shouldn’t surprise us that mainstream media, including the selected audience, once again, does not want to allow open, honest discussion about what abortion is (in almost all cases). May God bless and protect Lila Rose and those who work with her. As she also notes, “We must relentlessly defend life and amplify the pro-life truth to transform our culture. We can end abortion and we will, one heart and mind at a time.”
I saw the entire episode. Shows like Dr. Phil are sensational, for entertainment and money. And many Americans today, are of the Me-Me-Me Generation. No moral conscience. Not grown up. Thus– the set-up. Lila Rose did a tremendous job. Ever since Roe vs. Wade, and the start of Pro Life groups, I have always thought, that they needed to go deeper. The problem, as I see it– is a lack of adult perspective, maturity, and responsibility. They needed, since that era, a big campaign, to get rid of dope, rock music, and irresponsible pre-marital sex. Respect a girl on a date. And get rid of the filthy Hollywood movies, books and media– bring back the Legion of Decency. And get rid of all the dirty-old-man, unprofessional psychologists, and their dubious Doctor Quack trade– peddling Hugh Hefner, Sigmund Freud, and Alfred Kinsey. aAbaby is a big responsibility! If a girl and boy make a mistake, they should be separated, and warned to grow up, and never sin again. That precious baby must be brought into the world. No abortion. Then, place the baby for adoption, if necessary. Kids need to grow up.
My comment of Sept. 25 at 2:16 am, was edited. All of my correct quotation marks, properly placed, were completely removed! No respect at all, for the commenter! For starters, the proper quotation marks around “Dr. Phil” (because it is referring to a TV show, not the man, Dr. Phil)– were removed. Why can’t the moderators correct any misspellings in comments? That would be much more useful! Looks like the moderator who at times, removes my quotation marks, or changes my punctuation– is trying to babyishly discourage me from contributing my views. A good Catholic organization shouldn’t do this.
I guess they need to print their commenting policies again for newcomers or those who forgot.
When dealing with Dr. Phil , keep in mind how he was outwitted by the octomom , that debacle shows how unprepared a professional can be .
She made some mistakes. She did talk on top of people (interrupted) and she argued about when life begins which she should have let the host finish his point and then cited her source and let it go.
Lila Rose is a very good speaker. She did a lot of good in this TV broadcast, explaining very clearly why every child is special and deserves the right to life, from conception. One lady in the audience stood up, and emphatically agreed with Lila.
the entire dr phil tv studio audience has a
collective i.q. of 74 – on a good day
excepting the lady who sided w/ Ms. Rose
Abuse does not help at all.