View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Monday, February 16, 2009

12-Year-Old-Girl speaks against abortion.

Amazing video. Smart girl - she counters so many of the pro-choice excuses.


Blogger RailRider said...

12 years old. What does she know of life, at any level?

2:54 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

She's obviously old enough to know what Life is.

Or what a baby is.

Or that killing a baby is wrong.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

According to news accounts, it turns out she won an award for this at a school competition - despite the fact that some of the teachers were pro-choice and one judge even refused to view it.

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing, voice of a new generation.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Sherrie said...

Thank you for sharing this. I do not even know her and I am very proud of her for her ability to stand up for what is right and to speak her point coherently, something that many people are not able to do.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She obviously knows enough to parrot what someone else has told her.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

From one of the news accounts ...

When asked what inspired Lia to pursue the topic so adamantly, her mother said it was "a little mystery."

While the family espouses pro-life Christian values, "it's not like we're out every weekend picketing," she said. "It was just something really deep in her heart, and she just felt really passionate about it." She added: "I kind of snicker when I see people on the Youtube video [comment box] saying 'Oh, her mother forced her to do this' - I'm like, 'No, I'm on the other end, trying to make her pick another topic!'

"But she was just really passionate about it, and she has her research on it," said the mother. "I really believe it's just something that God put in her heart."

.... does not sound like parroting to me. And as a teacher of middle school students, I have seen bright students capable of this sort of thing on their own.

5:19 AM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

By the way - there is a news account that at least one woman changed her mind about getting an abortion after viewing this. A life saved, and a woman spared.

5:20 AM  

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