Teen wins competition with pro-life message

Editor’s note. This comes from Right to Life of Michigan, NRLC’s state affiliate.

HailiGusaHaili Gusa, an eighth grader at Ubly High School, is full of energy and inspires other youth to take a stand for the unborn.

Haili has always been prolife. Her mother is involved with Huron County Right to Life but Haili wanted to do more.

“I wanted to take it to the next level and become more hands on,” she said.

She is involved in FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), where she is the junior president. In April she competed in the state competition with a project on the topic of abortion, earning a gold rating and first place. On July 6 she advanced to nationals in Washington, D.C., receiving a score of 98.3 out of 100 and a gold rating.

The competition consists of an oral presentation and a portfolio. The portfolio is very involved and requires a lot of effort, including research and an “elevator” speech.

Inspired by her portfolio project, Haili comprehensively researched the basic details of abortion. She came up with a method of action to wear prolife clothing, write letters to companies that support Planned Parenthood, and media involvement.

Haili reached out to her peers through social media and put posters on her school locker. She was commended by Huron County Right to Life’s president for her hard work as a youth advocate.

As her elevator speech says, “Abortion is wrong. America is killing its next generation. Unborn babies can’t speak for themselves, so they need an advocate. I am that advocate.”