"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. A quote from the speech follows:
'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?'"
According to her mother, Lia was discouraged from talking about abortion by several teachers but she persisted. Visit:
12-year-old steals day with pro-life speech: