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12-year-old pro-life girl stuns pro-choice establishment with speech

This amazing 12-year-old girl delivers a defense of the pro-life position using reason and evidence. Be sure that you check out this video of her speech and read the full story here. She’s definitely bound for greatness!

Excerpt from the article:

“She was also told that if she went ahead with that topic, she would not be allowed to continue on in the speech competition,” Lia’s mother wrote in the email to the Moral Outcry blog.  “Initially, I tried helping her find other topics to speak on, but, in the end, she was adamant. She just felt she wanted to continue with the topic of abortion. So she forfeited her chance to compete in order to speak on something she was passionate about.”

At the schoolwide competition, the mom said one pro-choice teacher on the judge’s panel “didn’t even want to hear” the speech, and stepped down from the panel before Lia began.  After the speech, which Lia’s family said was well-received by both students and teachers, the judges initially told Lia she had indeed been disqualified.  But controversy among the judges eventually led to a reversal, and Lia’s family learned the next day that the panel agreed the girl deserved to win the competition.

Some men and women that I’ve met seemed to abandon apologetics and polemics in order to to get along with everyone. They also believe that God wants them to be non-confrontational with people. So they never disagree with others about anything. Well, let this young lady be a lesson to us all about the need to stand up to our opponents. I don’t think we should give up disagreements with others on important things, just so we can feel happy and be popular!

Lia has courage, something that I admire very much. Contrast courageous Lia with Barbara Kay’s piece on abortion, which Stephanie Gray demolished here. As someone who normally loves Barbara Kay’s pro-male, pro-marriage articles, I was really disappointed with her this time.

Lia had to fight hard to get the chance to even speak in the government-run public schools. Another example of how the pro-choice establishment responds to pro-life debaters is here. Jennifer Roback Morse notes that students can’t even defend traditional marriage in public schools, either. My own short defense of the case for the pro-life position is posted here.

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4 Responses

  1. Don T Paden says:

    Is there a printed Version of Lia’s Pro-Life Speech? If it is on the Web – could you direct me to
    it? If not – and there IS a printed version – would it be possible for you to Email it to me?

    Thanx!

    • It’s here.

      But there is a mistake in the last line of the transcript. The line she says in the video is “a person is a person no matter how small”. That’s from Dr. Seuss. I think she stole it from Francis Beckwith, because I heard him say that in one of his Stand to Reason speeches. (Frank is hilarious!) After quoting a long string of scholars in support of his premises, he says, “let me quote Dr. Seuss: ‘a person is a person no matter how small’”. Funny.

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  3. Abigail says:

    Unfortunately, there are a LOT of errors in that transcript. I have done transcription for pay and have an accurate one here:

    http://littlervonthehillside.wordpress.com/2009/02/22/keep-on-going-lia/

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