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Texas valedictorian's surprise graduation speech goes viral

"Under light of recent events, it feels wrong to talk about anything but what's currently affecting me and millions of other women in this state." This high school valedictorian switched her commencement speech at the last moment. This is what she chose to speak about instead…

06/02/2021 9:17 PMupdated: 06/02/2021 9:24 PM

24 comments

  • Lynn M.
    09/05/2021 09:28

    Maybe she should look up the odds of either of those things happening and if she is still worried there are responsible steps she can take to even further reduce the odds. Sounds to me like she's using abortion as a way to avoid personal responsibility, if the story is even true. It is from Brut.

  • Mary B.
    09/02/2021 13:56

    Since WHEN do "dreams and goals" depend on abortion?!

  • Audrey W.
    09/02/2021 09:00

    Beautiful speech. I don't understand how Americans are so adament about protecting their freedom, their rights, to own a gun, to not wear masks, to not get vaccinated etc, yet so many of them are against women's freedom and rights to their own bodies. What is the logic of that? I call that sexism.

  • Irvis T.
    09/02/2021 04:12

    Vera Walther you are either very ignorant, not a woman or an alien.

  • Sandie B.
    09/01/2021 23:53

    I am not sure what she had planned for her future but she should go into politics and help us weed out the anti women Republicans

  • Ezell J.
    09/01/2021 23:50

    😡😢🙏🏾❤️

  • Deborah P.
    09/01/2021 22:11

    It only applies to poor women. Anyone with the funds will travel like they've always done.

  • Owen D.
    09/01/2021 21:52

    Texas... one step closer to Gilead

  • Patrick L.
    09/01/2021 20:16

    Go live on Afghanistan

  • Michael D.
    09/01/2021 20:09

    Wow ...

  • Ragheed J.
    09/01/2021 15:34

    your hopes and dreams should be starting a family and building house and being good wife or mother there is enough ppl in the work force and in the future robots will be replacing ppl

  • Sandie B.
    09/01/2021 14:33

    Share this over and over again. She nailed it. Strangers without any medical background making medical decisions IS CRUEL AND INHUMANE

  • Esan C.
    09/01/2021 13:31

    Good! Move to California

  • Vera W.
    09/01/2021 12:53

    I really wonder how a fertile female can NOT discover a pregnancy within SIX LONG WEEKS…???

  • David W.
    09/01/2021 12:49

    Texas is going back to the Middle Ages. What next? Burning this woman as a witch?

  • Christina B.
    09/01/2021 12:44

    Wow! I wonder how much crap she got over that? That took courage.

  • Milan R.
    07/18/2021 02:29

    Yeah how difficult is it to be a white woman in America !!!! IKR !!!

  • Aagnay B.
    06/30/2021 04:39

    This is exactly what governments do. Tell us how to live and what to do.

  • Suniti S.
    06/29/2021 10:26

    The right of every incarnating soul.

  • Nimmi J.
    06/25/2021 00:46

    So it's ok to kill a human in the body???