12-year-old steals day with pro-life speech



12-year-old steals day with pro-life speech

Teachers threaten disqualification, but girl chooses to speak against abortion

Posted: February 16, 2009
8:36 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Despite facing threats of disqualification, a 12-year-old girl took first place in a speech contest when she eloquently argued for the rights of unborn children – after an offended judge quit.

“What if I told you that right now, someone was choosing if you were going to live or die?” the seventh-grader begins in a video recording of her speech on YouTube. “What if I told you that this choice wasn’t based on what you could or couldn’t do, what you’d done in the past or what you would do in the future? And what if I told you, you could do nothing about it?”

The girl, a student at a Toronto school identified only as “Lia,” continued:

“Fellow students and teachers, thousands of children are right now in that very situation. Someone is choosing without even knowing them whether they are going to live or die.

“That someone is their mother. And that choice is abortion.”

But what made the 12-year-old choose to speak about abortion?

“It was really a family thing,” her mother explained on the blog Moral Outcry. “I saw Lou [Engle] speak at a conference several years ago. I came back to my family with the Life Bands, and we all wore them, made our covenant, and prayed the prayer for abortion to end. … We were invited to participate in a ‘Life Tape Siege.’ Once my kids heard of this invitation, they all agreed: ‘We have to do that!’ Since then, Lia’s passion for seeing abortion end has continued.”

Despite Lia’s enthusiasm for her topic, her teacher “strongly encouraged” her to select a different one for her class presentation or she would be considered ineligible for an upcoming speech contest.

“[S]everal teachers discouraged her from picking the topic of abortion; she was told it was ‘too big,’ ‘too mature’ and ‘too controversial,’” her mother wrote. “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 continued, “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.”

Lia’s teacher was so impressed by the speech that she allowed her student to advance as the winner. Lia presented her speech to judges in front of her entire school on Feb. 10.

The school principal and teachers called Lia’s presentation the “obvious winner” – but the judges suddenly disqualified her the following day “because of the topic and her position on abortion,” her mother said.

Lia’s father later revealed that the judges had a “big disagreement.” One was offended by the speech and voluntarily stepped down while the others reversed their earlier decision – declaring her the winner.

Now Lia plans to take her message of life to a regional speech competition, and more than 130,000 visitors have viewed her presentation online.

“Why do we think that just because a fetus can’t talk or do what we do, it isn’t a human being yet?” She asks in the video. “Some babies are born after only five months. Is this baby not human?

“We would never say that. Yet abortions are performed on 5-month-old fetuses all the time. Or do we only call them humans if they’re wanted?”

She continues, “No, fetuses are definitely humans – knit together in their mother’s womb by their wonderful Creator who knows them all by name.”


One response to “12-year-old steals day with pro-life speech”

  1. Mrs Dianne Woodward Avatar
    Mrs Dianne Woodward

    Unfortunately so true!
    SCHOOL — 1957 vs. 2007 tHE FACT IS No Mum NEVER EVER ever RECOVERs FROM abortion whatever century regardless if it’s 1957 or 2007 isn’t the very worst form of child abuse, maybe Sue Bradford should read the following email I was sent yesterday as confused Sue insisting to me that a light smack to correct or protect our precious children equals a thrashing or beating is just plain dumb, then today family planning say over the counter pills will be a quick fix way to abort a baby after a drinking binge one night stand maybe whipping the legal drinking age back up to 20 years could help the unwanted babies being conceived by young drunk babes incapable of birth control.

    Scenario :Jack goes rabbit shooting before school,
    pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.
    1957 – Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s rifle, goes to his car and gets his rifle & chats with Jack about guns.
    2007 – School goes into lock down, ERO called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his ute or gun again.. Counsellors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

    Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
    1957 – Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
    2007 – Police called, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go to anger management programs for 3 months. School board hold meeting with CFYS to impliment bullying prevention programs

    Robbie won’t be still in class, disrupts other students.
    1957 – Robbie sent to office and given 6 of the best by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
    2007 – Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. Robbie’s parents get fortnightly disability payments and School gets extra funding from state because Robbie has a disability.

    Scenario :
    Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
    1957 – Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
    2007 – Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy’s sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.

    Scenario :
    Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
    1957 – Mark gets glass of water from Principal to take aspirin with.
    2007 – Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

    Scenario :
    Pedro fails high school English.
    1957 – Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
    2007 – Pedro’s cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. Files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro’s English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

    Scenario :
    Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a bullant nest.
    1957 – Ants die.
    2007- Police & Anti-terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, CYFS investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny’s Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

    Scenario :
    Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
    1957 – In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
    2007 – Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.
    Parents and Grandparents smack to correct or protect naughty or dangerous behaviour from rebellious child.
    1957: Child grows into a teenager who knows right from wrong and makes choices with consequences relevant to growing into their adult world.
    2007: Confides to CYFS, Teachers or Police that their rights are violated, family investigated then instructed and educated through TV ads, brain washing brochures/posters that now NZ is a No Hitting Nation. Therefore Teens control Mum and Dad’s emotions.
    2008: Family First have evidence of many parents persecuted and investigated for a light smack.
    July 2009: A referendum will give Kiwis a chance to have their say! John Key could biff Bradfords bill in bin before it costs Kiwis even more money for a postal vote and just accept that Nationals Chester Borrows amendment is so sensible.

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