'An Act of Great Moral Evil': Why Ben Shapiro Battles Abortion

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(Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)Pro-life demonstrators take part in the "March for Life" in Washington January 23, 2012. Nearly 100,000 protesters marched to the U.S. Supreme Court to mark the 39th anniversary of the Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro shows no fear when he tackles some of the most controversial issues of the day. Abortion is just one of the topics he frequently addresses with passionate fervor; it's an issue that he firmly believes is "the great moral issue of our time" and one for which history will ultimately judge our society.

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"There are very few issues where you can confidently look forward 100 years and say people are going to look back at us and say we're barbarians — people are going to look back at us and say that we're engaged in an act of great moral evil," he said.

He said that people are "capable of great evil" when they don't think about what they're engaged in. As time progresses, he believes abortion will be an issue that will eventually be seen for what it is, as science will further change the dynamics at hand.

"As science develops, as we are able to get better pictures inside the womb, as we realize the innate value of every human life that that springs from conception, it's going to be harder and harder to defend this stuff," he said. "And I think frankly it's obvious right now."

Listen to Shapiro reveal why he's so passionate about fighting abortion:

Shapiro said there's a great deal of willful denial that comes along with the abortion debate.

"I think you have to be willfully blind to take seriously the Democratic position that you should be able to murder a baby up to the point that it exits the birth canal," he said.

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Shapiro said he can't believe that abortion is still defended by so many, calling it "beyond ... evil" and "crazy." Unfortunately, he said, there are a lot of people today who simply don't want to see the realities at hand.

"I think there are a lot of people who have bought into the idea that it's some sort of imposition on a woman's body to talk about the person growing inside her," he said. "And anytime you make a moral argument it's inconvenient."

As Pure Flix Insider previously reported, some pro-life activists have seen success in changing people's minds on abortion. During a recent episode of PureFlix.com's "Pure Talk," Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, explained her experience.

"People are living in the lie today ... the good news is, the truth sets people true," Rose said. "That is the way that we've seen people change — when they actually know what's happening through the story. They know what abortion actually is."

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Billy Hallowell, author of "The Armageddon Code," has contributed to TheBlaze, the Washington Post, Human Events, the Daily Caller, Mediaite, and the Huffington Post, among other news sites. Through journalism, media, public speaking appearances, and the blogosphere, Hallowell has worked as a journalist and commentator for more than a decade.