Please note that this question contains some graphic language that some people will find distressing. Ben Shapiro makes two statements about Hillary Clinton's views on allowing abortion of a fetus. There are two parts of the video that I have transcribed, and given links to. I realise there technically are two different claims, but I think this can form one question (I really don't want to make multiple questions of this one video).
We're going to play a game called "When should you be able to kill this baby?" Because I've been told by people like Hillary Clinton that you're able to kill this baby all the way up to the very end, right, 32 to 30 weeks.
Link to video
It is evil to suggest, as Hillary Clinton does, that the minute before a baby is born you should be able to drag it by the feet, out of the mother, except for the head, stick a scissors in there, ram it into the baby's skull, rip the skull open, suck the brains out, crushing it, and then pull it out. Hillary believes that that's something you should be able to do.
Link to video
So the important claims to note here are:
The claim that Ms Clinton supports abortion when the fetus is at 30 to 32 weeks of gestation.
(Ignoring the luridly detailed description of one specific method of abortion), that Ms Clinton has "suggested" that "you should be able" to perform an abortion "the minute before the baby is born".
My own research has turned up a Snopes article that fact-checks the proposition:
- Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both seek an abortion "cutoff date" of 36 weeks, and both claim that late-stage fetuses feel no pain and have no rights.
This was concluded as being false. Specifically the "cutoff date 36 weeks" sounds very close to Ben's statement of "the minute the baby is born", and so if I take Snopes conclusion to be correct, then I can deduce that Shapiro's second quote is false. Though please advise me if Snopes has this wrong.
Shapiro's first quotation however doesn't refer to 36 weeks gestation, but to "30 to 32" weeks. As he is referring to the earlier "30 to 32" week period, could it be said that Shapiro is correct in saying this about Ms Clinton?