LOS ANGELES, California, September 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Many on the political Left are passionate about humane treatment of animals while favoring the destruction of preborn human beings, an inconsistency highlighted this week in a new video by Prager University (PragerU).
In the video, PragerU’s Will Witt presents several Los Angeles residents in Echo Park with a petition to protect eagle eggs from destruction (something that is already illegal under federal law). The reactions are uniformly positive, from “of course don’t kill eagles” to “for sure, yeah, definitely” to “I hope you save the eagles.” But those same signatories all change their tune when Witt reveals a second petition advocating the same protection for preborn humans.
When first told about the petition to “stop the killing of humans too, like babies,” respondents initially respond with “oh my God” and “I hate killing of babies,” but once they realize the question refers to abortion, they change to “wait, no, I don’t agree with that…I’m pro-abortion” and “oh no, I don’t agree.”
“I fully support abortion,” one young woman says, “I think because there’s specific, like, rape isn’t considered when you’re talking about—eagles aren’t raped.”
“Why do you support not the killing of unborn eagles, but the killing of unborn children?” Witt asks another woman, who doesn’t dispute that abortion kills children. “Um, I think it’s the mother’s decision,” she answers instead. “A human woman should have more rights probably than a bald eagle.”
“Anyone can make their own decision about their body,” argues a third respondent, who joked earlier that she had been drinking. “Babies are gross. You know what it does to your body? You’re not a woman so you’d have no idea.”