In light of New York State’s historical passing of the Reproductive Health Act earlier this month, thousands of people across the country have taken to Facebook with remarkable stories of healing, miracles, and arguments for LIFE.
Joining the ranks of those speaking out this week is none other than actor and human rights advocate, Ashton Kutcher.
Kutcher posted a powerful video of Special Olympian Frank Stephens urging Congress to reject elective abortions of children with disabilities.
“I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living,” Stephens declared in his moving 2017 address.
The video has gone viral nearly every time it’s been shared in the 18 months since it first captivated the internet. Kutcher’s post followed the same trend garnering over 7.7 million views and 180,000 shares at the time of publication.
“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.”
Addressing Congress, Stephens sheds light on how rapidly prenatal testing is single-handedly eliminating Down Syndrome through abortion.
“It’s hard for me to sit here and say those words. I completely understand that the people pushing this particular ‘final solution’ are saying that people like me should not exist. That final view is deeply prejudice[d] by an outdated idea of life with Down syndrome. Seriously, I have a great life!”
“Let’s pursue answers, not ‘final solutions,’ ” Stephens concluded. “Let’s be America.”
With the video, Kutcher simply wrote: “Everyone’s life is valuable.”
Several commenters praised the actor for his courageous support of the unborn, appreciating him for using his influence and platform to “take a stand for life.”
The abortion debate in America has reached what feels like an all-time-high this past week as representatives across several states propose bills that radically remove many existing abortion restrictions, and allow late-term abortions through the third trimester.
Following New York’s historic “victory,” Virginia Rep. Kathy Tran introduced a bill this week that would allow abortion up until the time of birth, even in cases where a woman is in active labor.
Lord, please help us.