Though she’s sure to get far less media attention than Smith, a former schoolmate is firing back, advocating for the unborn in a rebuttal piece published at LiveAction.
Ilona Bistrian, a 2020 graduate who formerly attended Lake Highlands High School, took issue with Paxton’s speech, particularly her statement denouncing “how dehumanizing it is, to have the autonomy over your own body taken from you.”
“It is interesting because at first glance I fully agree with this statement,” Bistrian wrote. “But on closer examination, when discovering that this statement is arguing in favor of one of the worst crimes and atrocities being committed upon mothers and their children, I was appalled!”
“In essence, her statement is true. There is nothing more dehumanizing than to have your personhood be stripped away from you and have your body