A young girl has had to endure relentless jeering as she took to the podium at a Raleigh council meeting to advocate for the rights of the unborn.
Addison Woosley, 13, requested that Raleigh be made a “sanctuary city for the unborn” and highlighted many of the horrors surrounding abortion in the United States.
“Abortion should be illegal because it is murder. The definition of murder is the killing of one human being by another,” Woosley boldly stated.
“On ultrasounds, the baby tries to run away from the disturbing instruments that try to kill the baby,” she added, lamenting the sheer number of young lives which are taken in such brutal fashion.
“The baby’s mouth opens wide in a scream when being killed. These babies are alive,” the youngster added. “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.”
During her articulate speech the teenager also invoked her personal faith in Jesus.
“Another good reason abortion is wrong is that God says its wrong,” she said, prompting gasps from the audience. “It’s only by His grace that your mother didn’t abort you, because if she did you wouldn’t be sitting here today.”
But Woosley’s courage came at a price. Shockingly, despite being a child, she was jeered relentlessly by other attendees.
“Oh, please,” one person said mockingly. “Getting a child to do this is wrong!”
Despite pleas from many for the gallery to be quiet during the girl’s address, the abuse continued. “You’re a baby!” another person screamed at the child, after she described, in detail, the aborting of a live human being.
But the disrespect did not just come from the gallery. Shockingly, as the last pro-life speaker, David Buboltz, took the stand, one of the council members, Stef Mendell, turned her back on him and refused to listen.
Buboltz, who was wearing a shirt with an unborn baby on it that read “I am going to be murdered tomorrow!” was furious.
“First I would like to say that, Stef Mendell, it is disgusting that you would turn your back on us and on these babies,” he said in an impassioned address to the council. “It is. It isn’t disrespectful to me. It is disrespectful to my God. And my God is all powerful. The Almighty God, the one who created the universe. You will stand accountable.”
Pro-life measure fails in North Carolina
According to the New York Times, on Wednesday, North Carolina Republicans failed to overturn a veto of a bill that would ensure doctors administer emergency medical care to “any infant born alive after an abortion.”
Democratic Governor Roy Cooper rejected the bill after it passed through both chambers in April.
Cooper stated that the measure was an “unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients” and that it seeks to criminalize a “practice that simply does not exist.”
Now, Cooper said, it was time to “move on” from abortion and focus on what he would see as more pressing issues.
He concluded: “Instead of passing unnecessary legislation for political purposes, we need to move on from divisive social issues and focus on the needs of North Carolina families: education, health care and good-paying jobs.”