If that name doesn’t ring a bell, it’s because she’s a graduating high school senior from a random high school in Dallas, Texas.
But last week, she became a viral Internet soundbite, when her valedictory address got picked up and shared across the nation by the millions.
Why? Because she scrapped her pre-approved speech and gave, instead, what was the most gut wrenching plea for abortion rights, in an outraged response to Texas’ new Heartbeat Bill that was signed, banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy – a landmark win in pro-life legislation.
“I hope that you can feel how dehumanizing it is, to have the autonomy over your own body taken from you.”
Yeah, Paxton….tell that to the child in the womb who is literally having the life sucked out of him or her.
Paxton, who was one of the first female Boy Scouts, and high achieving scholar at Lake Highlands High School, has been made deity-status among the mainstream leftist media. They’re stumbling over themselves to kiss the ground she walks on, and praising her pro-abortion soapbox. Why?
Because she is regurgitating precisely the lie they’ve been indoctrinating women – especially young women like her – with for decades.
And here she is, a barely-legal girl, preaching the Gospel of Abortion in none other than conservative Texas.
Paxton chides, “I have dreams, hopes, and ambitions. Every girl here does. We have spent our whole lives working towards our futures, and without our consent or input, our control over our futures has been stripped away from us. I am terrified that if my contraceptives fail me, that if I’m raped, then my hopes and efforts and dreams for myself will no longer be relevant. I hope you can feel how gut-wrenching it is, how dehumanizing it is, to have the autonomy over your own body taken from you.
I refuse to give up this platform to promote complacency and peace when there is a war on my body and a war on my rights. A war on the rights of your sisters, a war on the rights of your mothers, a war on the rights of your daughters. We cannot stay silent.”
Oh Paxton, how my heart breaks for you. I am truly saddened to hear how wholeheartedly you’ve bought into the lies you’ve been fed. It is tragic how misguided your thinking is, in one so young – one so manipulatively targeted. You are precisely who the pro-abortionists zero-in on with their lies, and they gotcha: hook, line and sinker.
What is this lie? Sure, there’s the lie that a “pregnancy” is nothing more than a clump of cells. That the “fetus” is not a child or human person with its own separate life and rights. And sure, there’s the lie that abortion is merely a “termination of pregnancy” – not the murder of an innocent life. Those lies are terrible, and I have written about them numerously — in posts that have been banned from Facebook.
But this particular lie that Paxton has so pitifully bought into is that a woman’s aspirations – her career – her dreams – her life – ARE OVER when she has a child.
This despicable lie that women cannot do, cannot be, cannot achieve, cannot continue on with their hopes and ambitions once they are a mother. And it is fed like milk to a suckling cow.
This lie is the basis for the deterioration of the family. Of marriages. It’s why women are waking up at 43 after striving after their careers — which is not a bad thing! — but they’re waking up heartbroken and realizing that, Oh crap, I’ve been running so hard and fast in this direction, thinking that children would be the worst thing in the world for my career trajectory, and now, here I am, childless at 43 and physically UNABLE to bear children anymore.
And if that is stinging a little too close to home for some of my readers, I am truly sorry – and my heart breaks that the world has so wrongfully instilled this backwards hierarchy of priorities, with children being enemy #1.
It has obviously been culprit #1 to the abortion industry, as well as Plan B and birth control sales.
But spin off after spin off, this lie has broken the hearts of so many, as we witnessed in the tragic thinking of your typical American teenager: Paxton Smith.
I want to close with two things.
First – the truth about babies and motherhood.
Sure, you’ll have celebrities like Michelle Williams get up on stage at the Golden Globes, and credit her Hollywood acting career to the abortion had many years ago. And you’ll have broken feminist politicians like Hillary Clinton tweeting “This took guts” – referring to Paxton’s speech. And yeah – you’ll have the entire secular world fawning over this misguided girl, saying she’s totally right and the next big feminist activist.
But the truth of the matter is that children are a gift from God, and any woman who finds herself in the privileged position of being a mother should feel dang blessed.
Children do not hinder a mother’s ability to live how she wants, or do what she wants. A child isn’t going to squash her dreams or snuff out her potential. In fact, it’s just the opposite. A child will enrich every area of that woman’s life.
The child will bring her and her spouse closer. The child will offer a new depth in her relationship with God. Motherhood will give her a beautiful new purpose and direction in life, in addition to those she had before.
Sure, it will take a little creativity with childcare, but mothers can absolutely chase after their dreams and careers! Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, RBG, Reece Witherspoon, Gayle King, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric. I mean Kamala Harris is the freaking Vice President of the United States, and she has two kids.
In fact, studies have shown that over a 30-year career, mothers are more productive than childless women!
A child adds to a woman’s life, not detracts from it.
And that is the truth.
And also – Abortion is not the only option! She could give the child up for adoption – which is a brave, and noble, and generous thing to do for the sea of couples that are so desperately longing to welcome a child into their family.
Lastly, I will just close with this. If Paxton Smith is so terrified of her “contraceptives failing,” perhaps she shouldn’t be having sex. She’s a high school senior. There’s a 100% bulletproof method for not getting pregnant: and it’s not in a box you can buy from CVS, or that secret blister pack of pills you’re hiding from your dad: It’s called abstinence. It worked for me. It’s a beautiful thing. And yeah, I think I turned out okay.
“There is a war…on the bodies of our daughters.”
Well, Paxton. You were right about that…but ironically, not in the way you meant it. There, in fact, IS a war on our daughter in the womb. And you’re damn right: I refuse to “stay silent” until their rights are acknowledged, protected, and THEY are no longer dehumanized.
“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5
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