By now, you've probably seen the video of James Franco interviewing Princeton professor Liz Harman about her defense of abortion. The video is worth watch just for Franco's looks of consternation. Franco was interviewing Harman as part of his youtube series Philosophy 103, but he got more than he bargained for.
Harman argues that there is nothing morally wrong about early abortion because the fetus has no moral value. Moral value only comes once the mother decides to keep the fetus.
"I think if a fetus hasn’t ever been conscious, it hasn’t ever had any experiences, and we aborted it at that stage that actually nothing morally bad happens," she said.
She further "explained" her view, "So, James, when you were an early fetus … all of us think we already did have moral status then. But we had moral status in virtue of our futures. … But some early fetuses will die in early pregnancy due to abortion or miscarriage. And in my view, that is a very different kind of entity. That’s something that doesn’t have a future as a person and it doesn’t have moral status.”
James Franco’s asked the question we've all been wondering: “Can’t you only judge that in hindsight?”
Franco isn't the only one to respond to the ridiculous argument. Autumn Lindsey, the teen who read Teen Vogue the riot act after they promoted abortion in one of the issues, directly addressed the professor's faulty reasoning.
Watch the video to see how 16-year-old Lindsey systematically disassembles the Princeton professor's ridiculous argument. It's amazing how much more coherent a teen is than a Princeton professor.
Harman's non-sensical abortion argument isn't the only one made recently. Yesterday, CBS began celebrating abortion for a deplorable reason.