It’s not ok to mention God in a high school graduation speech BUT it is just fine to promote killing the unborn!
‘Earlier this spring, a Michigan high school graduate was asked to remove a reference to God in her speech, though the school later reversed its decision after the matter attracted wide-spread publicity.
Now, a Texas valedictorian’s speech is getting attention for a very different reason: She advocated for ending babies’ lives in abortion.
According to the Hill Reporter, Lake Highlands High School valedictorian Paxton Smith gave an unapproved commencement speech slamming her home state of Texas for passing a heartbeat law to ban abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable.
“As we leave high school, we need to make our voices heard,” Smith began her speech. “… in light of recent events, it feels wrong to talk about anything but what is currently affecting me and millions of other women in this state.”
Speaking Sunday at her commencement ceremony in Dallas, Smith criticized Gov. Greg Abbott for signing the law, saying it will ban abortions before most women even know that they are pregnant.
“And so, before they have the time to decide if they are emotionally, physically, and financially stable enough to carry out a full-term pregnancy, before they have the chance to decide if they can take on the responsibility of bringing another human into the world, the decision has been made for them by a stranger,” she continued.
The heartbeat law could save tens of thousands of unborn babies’ lives in Texas every year if it is not blocked by the courts. In 2019, more than 56,600 unborn babies were aborted in the state, according to state health statistics.
Smith, however, claimed the heartbeat law is “dehumanizing” because it takes away women’s bodily autonomy.
“I hope you can feel how gut-wrenching it is, how dehumanizing it is, to have the autonomy over your own body taken from you,” she said.’https://www.lifenews.com/2021/06/02/high-school-valedictorian-uses-her-speech-to-promote-killing-babies-in-abortions/