Thursday, February 19, 2009

What a 12-year-old thinks.

Earlier this month, a young 12-year-old girl from Toronto faced some discouragement and opposition from her teachers at school. The young girl, Lia, had planned a speech for the school wide competition but was told she would be disqualified because her speech was controversial in nature. What was her speech about? Her speech was a pro-life stance on the topic of abortion. Apparently Lia, despite the pressure, presented her speech anyway.

Prior to her giving her speech at the competition, a teacher stepped down from the judging panel in protest of the speech. Afterwards, Lia was told she was in fact disqualified, despite the speech being well received by both students and teachers.

However, that decision was later revoked due to controversy among the judges that even led to the agreement that the 12-year-old deserved to win the competition. You can watch the speech in its entirety down below. After watching it, I think you will agree her presentation of the speech is deserving of a win regardless of your position on abortion. I also think Lia accurately presents compelling arguments for a child’s right to continue to live. Let me know what you think.

Read the full story here.


Aaron said...


Great post, I was thinking of putting this video up myself. We need more kids like this.

Speyek said...


That is an amazing story. But I'm having trouble viewing the video though. I guess I need perission to view it?

Anonymous said...


Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I'm sorry you were having trouble with the video earlier. Go ahead and try it again, it seems to be working fine now.

charkle said...

GREAT post...we need more people like this, amazing that she is only 12 and she gets it!