The Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon and the most popular podcast host, Joe Rogan, discussed abortion on a recent episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.
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Rogan has made it clear that he is 100 percent for a woman’s right to choose. Rogan told Dillon:
“There are women who have been raped who should not have to f–king carry some rapist’s baby … There’s women who have been sexually assaulted before the age of 14.”
Dillon made his stance clear, responding:
“There are people who have been born of rape and are alive right now, and are pro-life. They go around speaking and say how, ‘I had a right to live.’ They will go around and make a case, and they were born of a rape.”
Rogan disagreed with Dillon, stating:
“You don’t have the right to tell my 14-year-old daughter she has to carry her rapist’s baby. Do you understand that? That’s a 14-year-old child. A 14-year-old child gets raped, you say that they have to carry that baby?”
Dillon responded, saying:
“I don’t think two wrongs make a right … I don’t think that murder is the answer to … I don’t think murder fixes a rape.”
Those who are pro-life have always made the same argument. Two wrongs don’t make a right. The person who raped someone should be prosecuted. A rapist should remain behind bars, serve their time, and not be released from prison before the end of their term.
Rogan asked Dillon what he thinks about early abortions at “four weeks, six weeks” when a woman discovers she is pregnant. “What if she just turned positive?” Rogan asked.
“Well, I just disagree that you can draw a line on when. Once life has begun, I don’t think you draw lines … I would lay it out like this, I would say: it is wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human life. Abortion intentionally kills an innocent human life. Therefore, abortion is wrong.”
Dillon doubled down, saying:
“When we start talking about harmful misinformation … what about calling that baby a clump of cells? I think that’s harmful misinformation. Because then you’re encouraging people to kill it like it’s nothing when it’s actually a human life.”
“I think abortion is healthcare the way that rape is lovemaking … If we want to use rape as an example. I think they’re opposites. These are euphemisms that we use. It’s like, we use the word healthcare. We’re talking about a procedure that ends an innocent human life, and we’re calling it healthcare? That’s why it’s like calling rape lovemaking.”
“And that’s why it’s such a human issue, because I see what you’re saying.”
This was a lively and, for the most part, respectful debate, and we need to hear more of these kinds of debates and discussions.