Last week I posted a blog about a 12-year-old girl named Lia who gave a 5-minute speech for her 7th grade class at school articulating her pro-life views. Lia's speech impressed her teacher (who is pro-choice) and the school and Lia won the contest, which enabled her to go on to the regional level. Lia lost the regional speech contest, even though she presented her speech flawlessly. A video of her speech was ultimately posted on YouTube and drew over 200,000 views, although comments on the video had to be disabled because so many hateful people wrote in and posted vile threats against Lia.
However, I do have good news to report. Even though Lia ultimately lost the regional competition Monday night, LifeSite News is reporting that "she and her family are celebrating what they call the 'best trophy ever' - the saving of an unborn life, after Lia's words convinced a stranger not to abort her child." Yes, a complete stranger watched Lia's pro-life video and decided to keep her baby!