JeanMarie Kmetz, an incoming freshman to Texas Tech University, competed in the National Right to Life Oratory Contest last Saturday, June 30th 2018. JeanMarie, who has participated in speech and debate for the last several years, won the Montgomery Right to Life Speech Contest, in which contestants from all over Texas compete. Every year, Texas Right to Life invites the local winner to attend the National Right to Life Convention to compete at the national level. This year, the National Right to Life Convention took place in Kansas City.
In addition to representing Texas during this annual contest, JeanMarie is a newly inducted member of the Dr. Joseph Graham Fellowship who completed her first week of bioethics training earlier in June. JeanMarie will join the well-established and highly politically active group called Raiders Defending Life at Texas Tech, and will study nursing to become a flight nurse on emergency helicopters.
JeanMarie competed well in the oratory contest, and advanced to the final round of six students. After listening to all of the speeches, JeanMarie happily stated, “I won’t be disappointed if I don’t win. All of these speeches are amazing.” The competition was indeed a tough one; Henry Nguyen of Louisiana was the final winner.
The National Right to Life Convention ended with a banquet to celebrate the week, and Cindy and John Kmetz were both present to celebrate with JeanMarie and the other conference attendees. Continue reading to find JeanMarie’s Kmetz’s final round, national competition speech.
Life Is Good
We are witnessing a baby genocide. Planned Parenthood remains the number one slaughterhouse on the earth, taking more lives than any war, terrorist attack, or disease. According to the online worldwide Abortion Clock, 400,000 abortions have been performed already this year, and well over 60,000,000 abortions have been performed in the United States since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. One of the greatest disservices a nation can do to its citizens is take away their rights, yet abortion takes away a citizen’s life, and with it all rights, 2,200 times a day in the United States. Today, I will highlight the original goal of Planned Parenthood, what they teach women considering an abortion, and why some women choose abortion. Portraying the murder of unborn children as a right is wrong. It’s wicked. All Life is priceless, and all Life is good.
Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1939 with one main goal: minority population control (Sanger). She published articles supporting eugenics, the science of improving population by controlled breeding. According to Sanger’s article, The American Baby Code, “…those afflicted with inheritable diseases, and others found biologically unfit should be sterilized to prevent weak offspring.” She published Dr. Leon Whitney’s works who believed that, “We should be disposing of the lowest fourth of our population.” Adolf Hitler modeled his first eugenics policy against the Jews after Whitney’s work in the United States (Nazi Eugenics). Whitney became the executive secretary of Planned Parenthood in 1939 and presented a proposal to Sanger called “Suggestion for Negro Project,” which recommended that black leaders be placed in powerful board positions to mask the goal of minority extermination. Soon, a black minister, nurse, and doctor were elected to Planned Parenthood’s Board (BlackGenocide.org). Today, 78% of Planned Parenthood facilities are located in low income, minority neighborhoods (Erltelt). It is not a coincidence that black people occupy 12 percent of the population, yet undergo 35 percent of abortions in America. It is not a coincidence that the KKK idolizes Margaret Sanger, or that black women have abortions at three times the rate of white women. Did you know that in 2014 in New York City, more black babies were aborted than born? (Erltelt). Margaret Sanger’s plan to control minority population is thriving.
Planned Parenthood teaches that the value of Life depends on appearance or health. In fact, Sanger said in a TV interview, “the worst thing to do is to bring someone into the world with disabilities who has no chance of being a human being.” Disabled does not mean without worth. Disabled does not mean insignificant. In 2016, Frank Stevens, a man with Down Syndrome, spoke with Congress about the sanctity of Life, specifically babies’ lives. Ninety percent of babies predicted to have Down Syndrome are aborted in the United States, and that number approached one-hundred percent in other countries (Down Syndrome Research). Mr. Stevens explained that the extra chromosome pattern of Downs babies may provide a clue to cure Alzheimer’s. He further explained, “We are also an unusual source of happiness! Surely happiness means something.” When did the condition of a human determine whether or not he should live? The ability or disability of a person is irrelevant to the worth and dignity of his life.
For Pro-Life people, it is nearly impossible to understand why a person chooses abortion, especially after seeing the horrific undercover videos of Planned Parenthood workers arranging baby organs in trays to sell, yet it happens 83 times a minute worldwide. Why? Humans crave immediate gratification. Psychological research shows that the most powerful motivators for human behavior are those which have immediate and certain results, and the least powerful motivators are those with future and uncertain results (Daniels). I am eighteen years old, I just graduated high school, and I’m 8 weeks pregnant. My boyfriend told me to abort the baby because he’s leaving to play college football, my parents will kick me out if I have the child, and my doctor gave me an option for a quick fix with no side effects. All I have to do is swallow a pill, and by the end of the day, my problem will be at the bottom of a toilet. Immediate. Certain. Women considering abortions are afraid of raising a child. Future. Uncertain. They choose the immediate fix to their problem with what they believe is a certain outcome. Certain? Maybe. Moral and quilt free? No. Life is often uncertain, but Life is still good.
Making the destruction of innocent Life a right is the greatest disservice the world has ever known. Planned Parenthood has targeted minority women, demeaned the gift of human Life, and presented abortion as a Life enhancer. Women deserve better. Abortion is the longest and most secretive genocide ever recorded, and the death must end. Babies deserve better. No moral country destroys its most defenseless members. Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, disabled, girl, boy… It does not matter. Life should not have to be justified, because all Life is equal. In closing, I ask that each of to talk to one younger teenager after this conference about the dignity of Life. Let’s make this generation the generation that ends abortion. Even though Life has many mysteries and uncertainties, it is a beautiful gift worth protecting because all Life is good.
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