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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

77 comments

  • Robin F.
    09/06/2021 20:59

    This young lady is so brave ! Kudos to her ...... this speech is absolutely fabulous ! It's too bad pregnant women can't demand that the people who support this abortion ban be financially responsible for all the babies they are "saving" for the baby's lifetime. Until a man can get pregnant, they should have no say in what a women does to her own body !!

  • 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.

  • Andrew R.
    09/03/2021 12:53

    It's not about women's freedom of choice, it's about protecting the life of the unborn child, what about their choice, their right to life & bodily autonomy, it's easy not to get pregnant, simply keep your legs shut or use contraceptives

  • Albert S.
    09/03/2021 11:50

    Theres never a good reason to kill an unborn child. We the people don't get to vote on the Ten Commandments. The Kingdom of God is Not a democracy where we get to vote for or against it, we the people have to Obey God's Commandments.

  • Dubem N.
    09/02/2021 20:40

    Well,looks like you've got one month to figure it out.Am not a woman,I won't pretend to know all about this but am sure the Texas lawmakers weren't all men and even if they were,you'v got women in your Supreme Court and they didn't voted 5-4.

  • Greg R.
    09/02/2021 20:29

    Ignorant child

  • 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.

  • Amanda L.
    09/02/2021 08:39

    That’s a lot of assumptions.

  • 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 ...

  • Parson P.
    09/01/2021 17:42

    One small bit of "good news". TX is allowing permit-less carry. All women should buy guns and ammo. The State of TX is obviously not going to protect any of your rights and prefer you to be an ambulatory incubator. Armed women, make them bleed if they try to "Handmaid's Tale" you.

  • Logan R.
    09/01/2021 17:40

    Yep. Our governor is an evil, ancient little homunculus and nobody likes him.

  • Mark L.
    09/01/2021 16:05

    i bet the administration of that school is hoping that people won't connect the states viewpoint is on a par w/the taliban. in fact the texas taliban is worse as they know the truth. white/christians is just another name for the taliban. so when these so called "patriots" won't take a possible life saving vaccine it's "my body my choice". so what if they infect others, "my body my choice", they mean well. we (they) are moving backwards, and i for one will never forgive them for their backwards and harmful ways. don't boo/vote blue.....

  • Ragheed J.
    09/01/2021 15:39

    use your brain young lady and get the best protection available and be prepared if a mistake was to happen

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