On Monday, the Supreme Court issued yet another politically driven leftist decision, this time over the contentious issue of abortion. The court explained that not only did the Constitution of the United States mandate that states not infringe upon the phantom right to abortion but that health regulations on abortion clinics in Texas had to be overturned if they made it less convenient for women to kill their babies at such clinics.
To this decision, "The Daily Show" had but one well-considered response: "Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!"
The right reacted without outrage; even the left found the tweet sufficiently indiscreet to merit a bit of tut-tutting.
The left shouldn't have bothered. The left's old abortion position — "safe, legal and rare" — never made any logical sense. If abortion kills a human child, then it shouldn't be legal. If abortion kills a nonhuman, it shouldn't be rare. Nobody cares about whether polyp removals are rare. The left fully believes that abortion is merely another form of birth control. I saw this firsthand in 2012 at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Young men walked around wearing buttons reading "I LOVE PRO-CHOICE WOMEN."
Of course they do.
In fact, abortion as birth control is implicit in their new set of revisions to the Democratic Party platform. The latest version of the DNC document calls for revocation of all restrictions on abortion at the state and federal levels — yes, all, including partial-birth abortion, the gruesome procedure in which late-term children are carved up in the womb. They want you to fund abortions, too, both at home and abroad.
That's not "safe, legal and rare." That's "let's kill as many babies as we want."
And Hillary Clinton agrees with all of this. On Monday, she tweeted: "This fight isn't over: The next president has to protect women's health. Women won't be 'punished' for exercising their basic rights." Babies are not a punishment; they're a gift. But Clinton believes babies are only a gift if the mother decides that she wants it. Otherwise the baby is merely a collection of cells.
Defining what constitutes life based on convenience is the height of evil. Slaveholders in the South did precisely that in the antebellum era, arguing that blacks living below the Mason-Dixon Line were property. What business was it of those nosey parkers in Boston, Massachusetts, what a plantation owner in South Carolina thought of his slaves? The Nazis did that to Jews; Jews were subhuman, and therefore unfit for human treatment. The Hutus did it to the Tutsis. ISIS does it to Yazidis. The essence of inhumanity lies in the purposeful dehumanization of other human beings.
That is what the Democratic Party does explicitly. Democrats only get embarrassed when someone on their own side is uncouth enough to admit it publicly.
Ben Shapiro, 32, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, a radio host on KRLA 870 Los Angeles and KTIE 590 Orange County, host of "The Ben Shapiro Show," and editor-in-chief of DailyWire.com. He is the New York Times best-selling author of "Bullies." He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles. To find out more about Ben Shapiro and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.