Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher has been an incredible advocate in the fight to end human trafficking. On Facebook, he also just posted a stunning pro-life video of Special Olympian and actor Frank Stephens speaking before Congress in 2017 where he advocated for those in the womb.
Stephens has Down Syndrome. He addressed the abhorrent trend of mothers aborting their babies when prenatal screenings come back positive for the disability. He also spoke fiercely for more funding for research into Down Syndrome.
Kutcher captioned his post, “Everyone’s life is valuable.” The post has been shared almost 200,000 times and it is incredibly moving. There are hundreds of comments that also testify to all life having worth. However, some of the comments also berate Kutcher for standing against a woman’s “right to choose.” That’s just another euphemism for abortion which I consider infanticide.
“I am not a research scientist. However, no one knows more about life with Down Syndrome than I do,” Stephens said at the beginning of his gripping testimony. “Whatever you learn today, please remember this: I am a man with Down Syndrome and my life is worth living.”
“Sadly, across the world, a notion is being sold that maybe we don’t need research concerning Down Syndrome. Some people say prenatal screens will identify Down Syndrome in the womb and those pregnancies will just be terminated,” he continued. “It’s hard for me to sit here and say those words.”
Then Stephens did something no one should ever have to do… he sat there and had to “justify” why he and others with Down Syndrome have a right to exist.
“I completely understand that the people pushing this particular ‘final solution’ are saying that people like me should not exist,” he stated. “That view is deeply prejudiced by an outdated idea of life with Down Syndrome.”
“I don’t feel I should have to justify my existence,” Stephens said, “but to those who question the value of people with Down Syndrome, I would make three points: First, we are a medical gift to society, a blueprint for medical research into cancer, Alzheimer’s, and immune system disorders. Second, we are an unusually powerful source of happiness: a Harvard-based study has discovered that people with Down Syndrome, as well as their parents and siblings, are happier than society at large. Surely happiness is worth something? Finally, we are the canary in the eugenics coal mine. We are giving the world a chance to think about the ethics of choosing which humans get a chance at life.”
“Let’s pursue answers, not ‘final solutions.’ Let’s be America. Let’s make our goal to be Alzheimer’s free, not Down Syndrome free,” Stephens concluded in his speech. I never thought I would see the day that any American would have to defend their right to life like this. It breaks my heart.
Everyone's life is valuable.
Posted by Ashton Kutcher on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Kutcher got a lot of blowback on Facebook from angry pro-abortion individuals. I doubt that bothered him in the least.
“The idea that women should be forced into carrying a pregnancy that they don’t want is abhorrent,” said one Facebook commenter. “If you choose to continue a pregnancy after learning that the resulting child will have downs or some other problem, that’s great. Not everyone is capable of caring for a high need individual for the rest of their lives and maybe they don’t WANT to. That’s a personal decision that the government has no business butting into. Build roads, control air traffic, protect our food and medicine, etc. My uterus is not on the list of things that needs regulating.”
“I think he’s awesome. But you can not. I repeat can not take away a women’s choice to not have a child if she becomes aware there is a possibility of a birth defect of any kind or maybe perhaps she knows she doesn’t have the patience or the money to care for a ill child,” one person commented, adding, “It doesn’t mean his life isn’t worth living it means you don’t and nobody has a right to tell any women what to do with her body. End of story. Complete end of story. It is nobody else’s choice but hers.”
“The idea that a woman should have to be forced to take care of a child she may not be mentally, emotionally, physically, or financially equipped for is just asinine,” another pro-abortion person flatly stated.
“And don’t come at me with the ‘adoption’ nonsense. No one wants difficult babies. No one wants babies with bad genetics or problems. … This is not anyone’s decision to make but the woman carrying and providing for the child. The end,” the post added.
But others on Facebook gave Kutcher their full support and were thrilled that someone, anyone in Hollywood actually understands the right to life issue.
“Not enough celebrities are taking a stand for life,” said one person. “Of course you will get the bullies, that is to be expected. But from me and millions of others – thank you for valuing all lives!”
“[Ashton Kutcher]: You are absolutely correct- Everyone’s life is valuable,” another comment stated, “which is why abortion should be made illegal! Babies in the womb have life and their life has just as much value as everyone outside of the womb. Yet many choose to ignore their value.”
“I was told that my beautiful 18 year old had Down’s syndrome when I was pregnant with her and that I should consider aborting her,” shared one woman. “I scolded the doctor and had my baby. She does not have Down syndrome but I didn’t care either way. She’s my angel.”
“Doctors told me my son had down syndrome when I was carrying him, and I worried my entire pregnancy,” said another woman. “My son was born a healthy baby and did not have down syndrome. In my experience Doctors are NOT always correct. I would have loved him the same either way!”
All life matters and abortion is murder. That’s the brutal truth of the matter. Those with Down Syndrome are a blessing many times… just ask their parents. Humans should not pick who lives and dies because of convenience and who they deem worthy. Ashton Kutcher got this one right.
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Yuma Mayor Declares Emergency Over Migrant Crisis – City Overrun
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited & republished with permission:
Sounds like a humanitarian and a national security crisis to me and I’m not the only one who sees it that way. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls just declared an emergency in his city due to what he said was the strain caused by the incoming flow of migrants. The agents and authorities are simply being overwhelmed and swarmed by these invaders.
1,800 came over the border in one day… one day! Half of those detained on Tuesday crossing over from Mexico were found in the El Paso, Texas area, according to officials. Border patrol said more than 980 were apprehended before 5 am after crossing in three large groups. Yuma is having just as rough a time of it.
Mayor Nicholls went public with this on Facebook. He explained that he “proclaimed a local emergency” in the city “due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.” And it’s not just the sheer numbers of illegal immigrants… it’s the economic burden, the crime, the drugs, the danger to children and disease that is playing into this massive emergency state.
Nicholls is begging the government to step in and do something here. I don’t blame him in the least. They need help and fast. “I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid,” the post said. Here’s a thought – ship all of them to sanctuary cities just as Trump proposed. Works for me. Better yet, don’t let them in at all unless they come here legally.
From Fox News:
“Nicholls, in a video, laid out his reasoning behind the declaration, saying that he ultimately feels that its what’s best for both Yuma and the incoming migrants.
“So it’s with a heavy heart that I declare that we’re at this point but it is something that I believe we need to do to make sure that our community is maintained and that the human rights of all the migrants are also maintained and that we have a path forward that respects both,” he said.
“The city of Yuma, Ariz., also tweeted about the proclamation, citing Nicholls, claiming that released migrants were coming into the area faster than they were leaving.
“The move by the local official comes after President Trump declared a national emergency at the nation’s southern border earlier this year.”
Mayor: Migrants being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and the staff to run them are at max capacity. A state of emergency is declared.
— City of Yuma (@cityofyuma) April 16, 2019
“The transportation network is just insufficient to keep up with demand,” Nicholls said. “And the backlog of people staying at the shelter has created this capacity issue.” The media and the left are playing it up that the poor illegal immigrants don’t have money for bus fare to go to relatives while they await their court date. But the issue here is that they should not be here in the first place.
Now, the city is hoping for a FEMA response. In signing the declaration, Nicholls said he hopes to draw national attention to the plight of local communities struggling with a federal issue, adding that he’s talking to officials in other border cities and calling on them to issue similar emergency declarations. The mayor stated that he had spoken to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who signaled his support for the declaration.
Today I proclaimed a local emergency in Yuma, due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system. I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid. I signed the proclamation of emergency and soon after spoke with media at approximately 3:15 pm (MST). You can view via the video below:
Posted by Douglas Nicholls, Yuma Mayor on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
“We will review any declaration once we receive it,” according to a statement Tuesday night from Patrick Ptak, a Ducey spokesman. “Ultimately, this humanitarian crisis is the result of Congress’ failure to act. It will only be solved by Congress actually doing something, and the governor has vocally urged Congress to quit playing politics and take action. If only they would.
“In the wake of their inaction, our office is working with local governments, non-profits and our federal partners to maximize available resources and ensure proper coordination between ICE officials and groups providing temporary services to migrants.”
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— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) April 11, 2019
Nicholls fears hungry migrants roaming the streets. He should fear much worse than that. “This isn’t a natural disaster,” Nicholls said. “But it is a disaster.”
“… the local emergency exceeds control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the City of Yuma and requires the combined efforts, cooperation, and resources of the Yuma community including local and non-profit agencies such as the Red Cross, Catholic Community Services, The Salvation Army, Yuma Community Food Bank, churches, the County of Yuma, the State of Arizona, and the United States of America,” the statement said.
It’s long past time for the wall to be built and We Build The Wall should start their project this month. Meanwhile, President Trump is still scratching and fighting for every mile of barrier put up. Put the blame of all this where it belongs… squarely on the left. #WeBuildTheWall
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