These are the notes for a talk I gave October 5, 2016, as part of the 852 Freedom Campaign’s Human Rights Leadership Seminar. (Note: I made this video beforehand, to practice my talk.)
I share my experience of sitting by a woman and her traffickers, while they were kidnapping her. She looked at me in the eyes and said, “Help me. Call the police!”
Nobody was willing to help her, except for me. I was willing to do anything to stop the traffickers from carrying her away. But I couldn’t do anything, because I didn’t speak Chinese. And I watched them pick her up, screaming, and carry her away. (I wrote out the full account here: The Face of Human Trafficking.)
Although the topic is not nearly as socially acceptable, abortion is also a clear human rights violation. There must be people to speak out on behalf of the rights of the unborn child, just as there must be people to speak out on behalf of human trafficking victims.
I close with a very personal example about an abortion survivor.