Addison Woosley, 13, had to face heckling from a roomful of adults as she delivered moving pro-life testimony during a Raleigh, North Carolina, city council meeting.
Woosley was appearing before the city council to advocate for the unborn.
Requesting that the city of Raleigh be named a “sanctuary city for the unborn,” Woosley delivered a moving speech.
“Abortion should be illegal because it is murder. The definition of murder is the killing of one human being by another,” Woosley insisted.
“On ultrasounds, the baby tries to run away from the disturbing instruments that try to kill the baby,” she added.
“The baby’s mouth opens wide in a scream when being killed. These babies are alive,” the 13-year-old continued. “They feel being killed. It hurts them and there is nothing they can do about it. There is no way around it. Abortion is murder.”
Woosley event went on to invoke the name of God to hammer home her point.
“Another good reason abortion is wrong is that God says it’s wrong,” she added. “It’s only by His grace that your mother didn’t abort you, because if she did you wouldn’t be sitting here today.”
How did people react?
During her remarks, adults in the room took her to task over her remarks.
One person sarcastically said, “Oh, please. Getting a child to do this is wrong!”
Another added, “You’re a baby!” and shouted at Woosley after the young teen described what an actual abortion looks like.
David Buboltz, who was the last pro-life speaker to deliver remarks at the meeting, also took a beating.
Steff Mendell, one of the city council members, turned around and showed Buboltz her back during his remarks, refusing him the respect of even listening.
Buboltz, outfitted in a shirt that read, “I am going to be murdered tomorrow!” and featured a graphic of an unborn baby, fired back.
“First I would like to say that, Stef Mendell, it is disgusting that you would turn your back on us and on these babies,” he said. “It is. It isn’t disrespectful to me. It is disrespectful to my God. And my God is all powerful. The Almighty God, the one who created the universe. You will stand accountable.”
Buboltz added, “Instead of passing unnecessary legislation for political purposes, we need to move on from divisive social issues and focus on the needs of North Carolina families: education, health care and good-paying jobs.”