‘We are the Harriet Tubmans of today’: Star Parker delivers passionate pro-life speech

Syndicated columnist Star Parker appeared at the Students for Life of America (SFLA) conference in Bethesda, Md., Saturday and delivered a rousing speech on “Standing in the Face of Adversity.” Parker admits in her autobiography that she had several abortions before finding God and becoming a powerful pro-life advocate. She’s come a long way, baby!

The speech was lauded as “amazing” and “an inspiration.”

Some Twitter users live-tweeted Parker’s SFLA speech to 2,000 student activists from around the country.

"Every time we help women at crisis pregnancies centers we are the Harriet Tubmen  of today." #starparker

Videos of the conference speeches will be available on the SFLA website.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Ms Parker has walked the walk and is a true inspiration for young women all across this country. The shameless media would rather portray the Flukes of the world as role models.

    And she is right about the fight for Life. The civil rights struggle of 2013 is not homosexual marriage, and it’s not “free” health care. It is about the slaughter of 55 MILLION citizens of this country who never got the chance to enjoy even a fraction of the life that people coming here illegally find.

    • rivers

      Unreal, isn’t it? Hero of the left, Sandra Fluke. Gets called a name, gets a call from the President. Hillary Clinton compares her to jailed dissidents, Time considers her for person of the year. Talk about a Loser-nation.

      I’ll bet on the strong women on our side any day of the week.

    • rivers

      Unreal, isn’t it? Hero of the left, Sandra Fluke. Gets called a name, gets a call from the President. Hillary Clinton compares her to jailed dissidents, Time considers her for person of the year. Talk about a Loser-nation.

      I’ll bet on the strong women on our side any day of the week.

    • $21367552

      So calling those embryos and blastocysts “babies” or “children” is not enough, now they are “citizens”. Sorry, just because you spew something out does not make it so.

      • Canadian in USA

        Please tell me you see the irony.

        • nc

          Unfortunately, our resident troll is dead serious.

        • nc

          Unfortunately, our resident troll is dead serious.

        • Teresa Davis McCormick

          don’t mind him, he’s a regular troll trying to get attention. Remember his name as he will be back. Oh and the a in his handle is silent.

      • Canadian in USA

        Please tell me you see the irony.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        They never got to be citizens. What didn’t you understand?

        Just because you refuse to understand that even someone that hates themselves as much as you do, was once one of those embryos that DID get a chance.

        And look at how you’ve wasted it.

    • $21367552

      So calling those embryos and blastocysts “babies” or “children” is not enough, now they are “citizens”. Sorry, just because you spew something out does not make it so.

  • http://toptalkradio.wordpress.com toptalkradio

    Reblogged this on Top Talk Radio and commented:
    Superb!!!

  • BeyondPolls

    YES

  • $129448

    She is an amazing woman

  • Sons Thunder

    Harriet Tubman was brutally beaten by her ‘owners’ early in life, escaped and repeatedly risked her life to get escaped slaves into the northern states and Canada

    Ms. Parker may be a fine woman and have a compelling story.

    But c’mon! Providing inaccurate health information (http://bit.ly/VeIe7z) to pregnant women while you are in a safe environment hardly makes you a modern-day Harriet Tubman.

    • Kim_S

      I see your point there, but it’s the half, not the whole. Leading the charge so to speak.

    • Kim_S

      I see your point there, but it’s the half, not the whole. Leading the charge so to speak.

    • grais

      It would have been helpful if the article had pointed out precisely what that ‘inaccurate health information’ was re: links between abortion and infertility, mental health problems, and post-abortion stress. To simply claim the info is inaccurate and misleading tells me, well…nothing at all.

      • Sons Thunder

        That was an abstract for an article in a peer-reviewed journal.

        More information available at wikipedia: http://bit.ly/pqxaxS

        Even if crisis pregnancy centers gave out 100% accurate information…I’m so sick of anyone (on the right or left, I don’t care) saying they are a Rosa Parks, Lincoln, Tubman, etc… of their generation.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1489524484 Rebecca Leigh Randolph

          I think it’s because people have to have a villain and a hero, but in this case, the villain really is inside of us….no matter how many excuses women who have had abortions may come up with

        • grais

          Thanks for the link…that’s a lot to absorb, but I’ll give it a go before I conclude that they give out nothing but inaccurate info.
          And I understand your other point, but I understand Star Parker’s, too

    • grais

      It would have been helpful if the article had pointed out precisely what that ‘inaccurate health information’ was re: links between abortion and infertility, mental health problems, and post-abortion stress. To simply claim the info is inaccurate and misleading tells me, well…nothing at all.

  • Kim_S

    Crying here…so inspirational. God has truly been merciful to this nation considering what we have allowed.

    • Vaptorious

      I don’t disagree with you—but now God has judged our nation, and that is the period into which we’ve just entered.


      
There are exactly 11 years, 4 months, and 9 days, between 9/11/2001, and 1/20/13—the inauguration which happened last Sunday.

      Jeremiah 39:
(2) And in the ELEVENTH yeah of Zedekiah, in the FOURTH month, the NINTH day of the month, the city was broken up.

(3) And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.

      This has been prophesied, and we must steel ourselves for the road ahead

  • Kim_S

    Crying here…so inspirational. God has truly been merciful to this nation considering what we have allowed.

  • $23629333

    Harriet Tubman would not be pleased if she could see what passes for leadership amongst African Americans. While she risked her life to bring African Americans to the freedom awaiting in the free states and Canada, the likes of (fill in the blank) don’t lift a finger to end the genocide that is the aborting of thousands of African American children every year. Apparently, the abortion industry is too big to be trifled with by anyone wanting to be “in” with the “In Crowd.”*

    (* yes, I borrowed from Dobie Gray)

  • $23629333

    Harriet Tubman would not be pleased if she could see what passes for leadership amongst African Americans. While she risked her life to bring African Americans to the freedom awaiting in the free states and Canada, the likes of (fill in the blank) don’t lift a finger to end the genocide that is the aborting of thousands of African American children every year. Apparently, the abortion industry is too big to be trifled with by anyone wanting to be “in” with the “In Crowd.”*

    (* yes, I borrowed from Dobie Gray)

  • Raye09

    Wonderful speech, seeing people like Star Parker really brightens my day

  • Raye09

    Wonderful speech, seeing people like Star Parker really brightens my day

  • nc

    Why isn’t the RNC putting Parker on the Sunday am news/talk shows? She should be front and center in the public eye as much as possible, telling her story and being an inspiring role model.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1489524484 Rebecca Leigh Randolph

    at the core of the pro-life movement are women who have had abortions, suffered tremendously in silence because you can try and blame others even partially for what you did but at the end of the day, you know that you cause of your own misery (at the time, it was what you wanted, regardless of how wrong-headed the logic was) and after some healing, you are driven to prevent anyone else from that devastation….mine was 6 yrs ago and I watched my entire life crumble as I became this toxic person that I didn’t recognize…..we know that pain and even more, the shame and guilt, and eventually there’s this fire inside you to not let your tragedy have been in vain….we now have a large group of women that can attest to how it affects the mother (even if it’s a worst case scenario) and by sharing our stories, we serve as a last line of defense to get through to mothers who couldn’t be persuaded until the pain was a personal one….and trust me, other pro-lifers aren’t always accepting and will tell you the brutal truth- that you murdered your own baby…….and we know, we don’t dispute that

  • BeautifulAmerica

    ‘Bout time we had Star Parker on Twitchy. More of her soon, I hope.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Damn where can I watch the speech, twitchy please before putting anything that is news please have all the information, we are missing the video……. Please post the video, so we can watch this great speech.