Children like Addison Woosley, a lovely 13-year-old from Raleigh, North Carolina, who bravely stepped up to the podium at a recent Raleigh City Council hearing and politely explained why she believes abortion should be illegal.
“Abortion should be illegal because it is murder. The definition of murder is the killing of one human being by another,” she boldly stated to a room brimming with scary adults.
“On ultrasounds, the baby tries to run away from the disturbing instruments that try to kill the baby. The baby’s mouth opens wide in a scream when being killed. These babies are alive. They feel being killed. It hurts them and there is nothing they can do about it. There is no way around it. Abortion is murder.”
Listen to her speech below, courtesy local pro-life activist Jason Cantrell:
Did you notice the rude, disrespectful hecklers? Besides speaking — and rather loudly too — as Woosley delivered her statement, they also interrupted her several times to yell childish insults such as “Oh, please!” and “You’re a baby!”
The worst heckling came from two obnoxious black women who grew irate after Woosley compared abortion to slavery.
“Are you choosing to be like the plantation owner flogging the little black child?” the young girl said. “Or are you going to protest even if it is going to cost you your life like Martin Luther King Jr?”
That’s when the two women burst into loud protestations, with one yelling, “Y’all are so disrespectful. Let black people speak for black people when we are in the room. We can speak for ourselves.”
First of all, Woosley wasn’t speaking on behalf of black people. She was speaking on behalf of unborn children (whom some leftists claim have “no constitutional rights“) and citing the historical mistreatment of blacks as an example of something that used to be accepted but isn’t anymore. It’s not a new argument, nor is it a faulty one.
In fact, five months ago a black woman wrote a column touting this exact point.
“[W]ho among us did not learn American history without a sense of disbelief that once slavery existed in our nation, founded on the principles of freedom and equality?” syndicated Republican columnist Star Parker wrote. “On the issue of slavery, Lincoln was pro-life.”
“He knew that human life is not a creature of political definition, but a divine truth toward which we need to be in deference and awe, as we are in awe of the God that created it. There is little doubt in my mind that one day Americans will look back on our history with disbelief that it was once legal in America for women to be judge and jury of life itself and to destroy the miracle of life within them.”
— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) January 17, 2019
Alveda King, the niece of deceased civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has made the same comparison before.
“One hundred and fifty years later, the Dred Scott decision still steams Alveda King,” The Gazette, a Colorado Springs newspaper, reported in June of 2011 after King spoke at a local Juneteenth rally. “Slaves, according to the 1857 Supreme Court ruling, weren’t citizens. Instead, according to the court, they were property.”
“But a second Supreme Court decision — the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion — riles her just as much. Talking at a Juneteenth celebration on Sunday in Fountain’s John Metcalfe Park, King said the ruling paved the way for a different form of slavery — one that has endured long past the Emancipation Proclamation.”
“Civil rights begins with human rights,” King said at the rally. “From conception until natural death, for everybody. Now it’s unbelievable that Dred Scott and womb babies have been told they’re not human beings.”
Learn more about her abortion views via the video below:
Alveda King sharing powerful story of slavery and connection to abortion.
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— Jack Hakimian (@jackhakimian) March 27, 2019
Yet for some inexplicable reason, when Woosley posited this same argument, she was trashed by two hecklers. Dovetailing back to the city council hearing, after she finished speaking the two hecklers asked Mayor Pro Tem Corey Branch, who’s black, why he had allowed her to speak.
“You are a black man. You need to stand up and recognize,” one of them said.
Branch, who according to the The News & Observer had been “running the meeting in Mayor Nancy McFarlane’s absence,” replied by giving the two a lesson in free speech.
“So, yes, I am a black man,” he said. “And, yes, everyone who signs up has a right to speak. That is the rule of the land. I can’t come up here and say you can speak or you can’t speak.”
*round of applause*
Thank you for standing up for Woosley, Mr. Branch. Someone had to be an adult in that room, and it certainly wasn’t going to be her immature hecklers.