May 28, 2024

A 13-year-old on euthanasia

an internet sensation
A high school student in Toronto, Lia Mills, became an internet sensation with her YouTube video denouncing abortion. Now she’s back with a speech for her Grade 8 speech project arguing that euthanasia should not be legalised in Canada. Her arguments are off-the-shelf and her research suggests that her parents had more than a little role in her presentation. But, hey, how much originality can you expect from a 13-year-old? What is impressive is her earnestness, intensity and level-headedness. If she represents the new generation of pro-lifers, what will the debate be like in 20 years’ time?

Michael Cook