“Children should never be treated as property that can be disposed of.”
That was the message that actress Patricia Heaton had for OneLife LA, an annual pro-life march that took place on January 21st in Los Angeles.
The march is organized by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Local station KABC-7 said that there were “thousands in attendance.”
During her speech, Heaton, star of “The Middle,” said in part:
People must never be treated as commodities. And children should never be treated as property that can be disposed of. So for that reason today and every day we honor that dignity, we celebrate that dignity, and we recommit ourselves tirelessly to offer hope in a world that offers only despair, to offer peace in a world that offers violence, and to offer love in a world that offers hate.
After the march Heaton got into a conversation about the issue of abortion with Twitter user Jill D S Cannaday, who describes herself on her Twitter page as “Liberal, Democrat, Atheist.”
Part of the exchange:
Jill D S Cannaday: Fetal cells that are aborted aren’t babies and don’t need representation. Women need to be able to choose.
Patricia Heaton: You seem to be justifying violence against the developing human being by calling it “cells.” By that logic we are all just “cells.”
JC: Fetal cells that are aborted aren’t babies and don’t need representation. Women need to be able to choose.
PH: A developing human being has an ontological dignity by its mere existence regardless of whether u have a relationship with her.
JC: Do you poll your Twitter followers before you make medical decisions? Avoid abortion if it isn’t for you, leave us alone
PH: Inaccurately describing a developing human being to feel better about aborting her does not change her humanity, but it changes yours.