Mazie Horono’s words: “I just left 60 eighth graders from a public school in Hawaii, and I told them I was coming to a rally in front of the Supreme Court, and they said, ‘Why?’” Hirono said. “I said it’s because we are–we have to fight for abortion rights and they knew all about it.”
“And I asked the girls in that group of eighth graders: how many of you girls think that government should be telling us, women, when and if we want to have babies, not a single one of them raised their hands.”
“And then, the boys who were there among the sixty, I told them, you know, it’s kind of hard for a woman to get pregnant without you guys,” she said as the crowd laughed. “They got it.”
“How many of you boys think that government should be telling girls and women when and if we’re going to have babies, and not a single one of them raised their hand,” the senator added.
If they already “knew all about it” why not ask them if they think it is okay to make a baby and then kill it!
If they “know all about it” tell me who has shown them sonograms of the beating heart, the little fingers, the sucking thumb, the tiny toes and nose? Or perhaps a still photo of the thrown away fetuses some doctor has torn into parts?
How many philosophy books have they read about “life” the “soul” the “spirit”? The beginning and end of life, or whether there is even an end to that life? How many scientists have they heard explain how soon DNA develops – how the blueprint of a very unique person has already been started? How soon does “life” begin in a plant seed? In the ground maybe?
How many mothers have they interviewed to see if having a baby was worth it? How may women who have aborted have they heard talk about the trauma they went through? How many sterile couples have they heard plead for a baby to adopt?
Have you told them that killing our babies leads to economic woes? That society needs young people to come along to help and replace the old people and the dying?
Have you told them about the manipulation of Norma McCorvey? Her’s is an interesting story, Senator, have you read it? Read it then go tell them the truth about how Roe vs Wade happened. Tell them the truth about Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood, and the effect on minorities.
Tell them about the Hippocratic Oath. Tell them doctors have always had to make some quick decisions that might result in the death of a mother or her baby. But their oath still demands to “do no harm.” Ask them if they would want to go to a doctor who did not honor that oath.
I suggest that a well rounded sex education for eighth graders would include all the above bits of knowledge! Perhaps they really don’t “know all about it.”