I think she lays it out pretty clearly. What do you think?
H/T Cassy Fiano
February 12, 2009
February 12, 2009 at 5:10 am
Tremendous. If only this were a monarchy and she were queen 🙂
February 12, 2009 at 12:23 pm
I think she presents quite it solidly. It shows how early girls these days are exposed to these issues. On a related note, schools provide vaccination for HPV to girls as early as 10.
February 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm
This little girl totally rocks. Too bad for her the Dr. Seuss people aren’t a big fan of using his work for the pro-life movement, although I imagine he himself would be.
And in response to the HPV vaccination thing- they’re doing it early specifically to desexualise it, and if you ask doctors, many would actually like for everyone to get it, because while HPV can be spread sexually, it can also be gotten through regular warts. They just don’t have enough of it made yet, so they’re targeting girls b/c of the cervical cancer-HPV link.
February 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm
Yeah, I have to say, great job done by this girl. Saddly, the comments section of her video was turned off because some freak-of-nature was apparently threatening her.
Pro-abortion lunes are just plain scary. Nihilism at its best.
February 12, 2009 at 3:53 pm
I have a twelve year old daughter and much as I agree with the sentiment presented I wouldn’t want her to speak about (much less know about) unprotected sex, rape, incest etc… It’s disturbing to see this sort of detail coming from a child. “Knitted together in the womb”, “The age-old question arises” Very odd indeed for a twelve year old to say.
February 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm
“The age old question arises”
Not an odd phrase if she’s a particularly nerdy girl, or reads a lot…
12-year-olds tend to be MORE likely to use phrases like this, IMO…
(I still remember how PROUD I was in 8th grade when a grammar checker declared my writing to be at a 12th grade level!! Now, if I came in anywhere above 8, I’d be wondering why I’d written so poorly)
February 12, 2009 at 4:47 pm
Drewann – I kind of got the impression she was coached as well : ) But I too was once accused of plagiarism simply because I was in a very impoverished school and I (as an immigrant) wrote correct English grammar.
February 12, 2009 at 5:27 pm
I am presuming she is homeschooled, as I can think of no public school (and very few Catholic schools) that actually educate children.
However, they can tow the line on all the required liberal ideology!
February 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm
So, when can she run for President???? She has my vote!!
February 12, 2009 at 8:22 pm
I have no problem with the content. I do have a problem that the very good content is presented by a 12yo. I hope that next year my 12yo will NOT speak like that. I hope that I can keep the horrible realities of rape, incest, porn, etc…. from her mind a little while longer.
I find her a little too advanced for her age – that is disturbing.
February 12, 2009 at 10:56 pm
I say we give this kid a job with the Pro-Life Office of the USCCB!
February 13, 2009 at 7:28 am
I will post this video at my own blog, and show it to children in my Catechism classes and religious group.
Thanks for sharing! God bless.
Father Anthony Ho
February 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm
I would be very upset if this video were shown to my child (12 yrs. old) in CCD. She is well aware that abortion is morally wrong and evil but there are ways to teach that to this age group without talking about unprotected sex, rape and incest. A twelve year old talking about unprotected sex- you’re okay with that?This needs to be viewed as a parent. I note that the only other person who has had an issue with this is the parent of an eleven year old girl.Why are you looking to a child to speak as an adult and applauding it, to boot? Who would post their child on YouTube making this presentation?
February 13, 2009 at 7:09 pm
I have a 12 year old daughter. I am not disturbed by the presentation. My daughter understands the basics of reproduction, as should any girl who is of an age where reproduction could be a reality. If your daughter “gets her period,” she can get pregnant, and be a mother. If you with hold this information from your daughters, you should not be surprised by the number of unplanned teen pregnancies. Certainly, I would prefer that girls could be “little” longer, however the reality of our societyu is that girls as young as 8 or 9 are beginning to have their cycles. I know many young women in this age group who are very vocal on their stand for life. I think we need to teach all of our children, male and female that chastity is the right route, and that being alone with people of the opposite gender is inadvisable. As to the HPV vaccine, my daughter will not be vaccinated with it. There are side effects that have been unreported or under-reported about this vaccine. Young girls have died as a result of the vaccine, and the HPV vaccine protects against only a handful of HPV diseases. This vaccine was rushed through because of $$$$$ not because of girls health. It is unfortunate that so many will vaccinate their daughters with yet another vaccine which has who knows what long term effects as well as who knows what long term effectiveness. The ads are “one less woman,” but the reality is the vaccine does not prevent cervical cancer as it is touted to do. It prevents only some of the HPV viruses that can potentially cause cervical cancer. Our girls deserve better than to be sold a bill of goods. They deserve to be respected and our sons deserve to believe that women are not commodities.
February 15, 2009 at 1:26 am
Wow! Great presentation and I totally agree with Christine. 12 is an acceptable age to be presented with these facts. Trust me, if your 12-year-old is in public school, they’re hearing much more than these without the proper moral basis.
And my daughter (17 now) did not vaccinated with the HPV vaccine. People are up in arms about peanut butter contaminated with salmonella (500 cases of sickness and 8 or 9 deaths) but there have been over 10,000 adverse reactions and 27 deaths involving the HPV vaccine.
Where’s the outrage?
February 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm
It is really hard for me to even imagine a 12 year old girl in America in 2009 who does not know what “unprotected sex” means, or that there are such things as rape and incest. She must not watch TV at all. Well, OK, my family didn’t have TV for about 20 years. She must not go to school, because whether public or Catholic, she would have heard of these things in “health” or “family-life” classes. Well, ok, I homeschooled for two years, some people do it for K-12. But, she must not read the newspaper-how will she know about current events? or the magazines in doctor’s offices. She must not read novels, either the so called “young adult” novels, or actual novels written for adults, which I was certainly reading by the time I was 12. (One of my daughters read War and Peace when she was in 6th grade; her own idea.) Even the footnotes to explain the double entendres in Shakespeare would provide some of this information. I started reading Shakespeare at about 11 or 12, I remember. I was also reading science fiction, which can be raunchy in a silly way, and the murder mysteries my parents brought home. I had already read every single book in the children’s section at the local library. What would be left for an intelligent 12 year old to read if she had to avoid every book which assumed a knowledge of sexuality? I suppose one could read Jane Austen; there are references in Sense and Sensibility to a woman becoming pregnant out of wedlock-would that count as a reference to unprotected sex? Tolkien is quite innocent of sexual references. I suppose one could devise a course of good reading which kept a young girl ignorant of such realities, but wouldn’t one always be having to snatch things out of her hand? No, don’t look at that newspaper, no don’t pick up that magazine, no, don’t take that book off our shelves? Again, I can’t imagine it.
I think this is a great presentation.
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