Sunday, May 24, 2009

This 12 Year Old Girl Is AMAZING

The courage she shows is outstanding. (going on to give this speech when told not to by her teachers)
She understand life much better than many adults, and she is only 12.

I am so proud of this girl and hope she continues to lead in such a significant way.
You go, Lia!!

12-Year-Old Lia Speaks at March for Life

“Every day, 115,000 are being put to death through abortion. 115,000. Look around at this great sea of people. This is only about 10,000 people. Every two hours, this amount of children are killed because of abortion.”
“Almost one third of our generation never made it out of the womb,” Lia said, “all those lives are now gone. All that potential, gone, and all that hope and future, gone.”

Lia rhetorically asked the crowd, “Why do we think that just because a fetus can't talk, or do what we do, it isn't a human being yet? Could it be that we only call them humans if they're wanted?”
This next part gives me immediate goosebumps:
Next, Lia spoke out against the startling abortion statistics related to babies with disabilities, saying, “What doesn't make sense to me is that on the one hand, we provide special parking and elevators for the handicapped, we sponsor the Special Olympics, speaking of the joy they are to us and how they inspire us.” She continued, “But, when we find out that a pregnant woman is carrying one of these very children we counsel her to abort it, not giving the child a second thought.”

Lia also addressed gender targeted abortions, specifically the targeting of women. She said that “in Bombay, out of 8,000 pregnancy tests which indicated that the baby was female, only one of the babies lived. As for the rest, the mother exercised her choice. They were aborted. Killed.”

Lia ended her speech quoting Dr. Seuss's book “Horton Hears a Who,” saying, “even though you can't hear them, or see them at all, a person's a person, no matter how small.”
I hope we gain many more "Lias" in this world.
We certainly need it.

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