Wednesday, February 18, 2009

If only we were all as wise as Horton...

"Even though you can't see them or hear them at all- a person's a person- no matter how small." Horton in "Horton Hears a Who"

(Note: Be sure to pause the music playing to the right, otherwise the video will be hard to hear.)

"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."

See this link for full article-

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