Emmy-winning actress thanks preborn daughter for giving her ‘strength’

Actress Sarah Snook took home an Emmy Award on Monday for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Shiv Roy in “Succession.” During her speech, she thanked her daughter and credited pregnancy with helping her to be a stronger actor.

Snook gave birth to her daughter with her husband Dave Lawson last year, but was pregnant while filming the last season of “Succession.” She joked on stage that her role came “easy,” thanks to the pregnancy hormones she was experiencing.

“Thank you, everyone who voted and for loving the show as much as we did as a cast and a crew making it,” she said. “We put our all into it and the bar was set so high; I think that’s what spurred us on. From every department, we gave it our best led by Jesse and Mark, who are brilliant. All the cast, who I just love so much and I’m going to miss. To my family, my mum and my dad, I love you. Thank you for having a dress-up box when I was a kid — this is where it gets you.”

She continued, “The biggest thank you is to someone who won’t understand anything I say at the moment but I carried her with me in this last season and really it was her who carried me. It’s very easy to act when you’re pregnant because you’ve got hormones raging. It was the proximity of her life growing inside me [that] gave me the strength to do this. I love you so much and it’s all for you from here on out.”

Snook’s speech contradicts the pro-abortion idea that mothers are incapable of achieving success in their education or career. The discriminatory message is that women are not equal to men unless they have the (false) legal right to kill their children through abortion. And though the idea is based on anti-feminist beliefs that see women as inferior to men, abortion advocates have latched onto it, portraying feminism as the power and “right” to kill one’s own children before birth.

In stark contrast to Snook’s comments, other actresses have credited abortion for their career success, including Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps.

In her 2020 Golden Globes acceptance speech, Williams said, while pregnant, that she “wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose” at some point in the past.

Her former Dawson’s Creek costar, Philipps, said in 2020 that without the abortion she had, she wouldn’t “be driving my hybrid car to my beautiful f***ing home, to kiss my two beautiful and healthy children and my husband who had taken the year off to parent so I could focus on my career.”

To believe your child had to die for you to have what you deem to be ‘success’ is a grave injustice. Yet, it’s the message the abortion industry has been championing for years.

In 2018, comedian Chelsea Handler, who had two abortions, issued a press release regarding then-President Trump’s nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She said, “Let’s be crystal clear: abortion rights, and by proxy, women’s ability to be equal partners in society, is on the line in this fight.”

Women have fought for years to be recognized for the equal persons that they are — a fight which preborn human beings cannot wage for themselves. But women never should have had to fight in the first place because women are inherently equal to men.

Women should never be treated as incapable or as second-class citizens to men, but justifying abortion as a key ingredient to a woman’s success has led to the societal acceptance and celebration of abortion. It is essentially oppression redistributed — in order for women to claim that they are “equal partners in society,” they must dehumanize and oppress those weaker than them, the ones perceived as a hindrance to their success — their own preborn children. Claiming abortion as a determining factor in women’s equality has only further degraded women and treated motherhood as a substandard level of existence.

Pregnancy and motherhood do not hold women back.

As women are inherently equal to men, preborn human beings are inherently equal to born human beings. Yet, abortion treats them as barriers to success that need to be destroyed. However, an innocent child does not have the power to prevent a woman from reaching her goals. The path to reaching those goals might look different with a baby on board, but as Snook said, being pregnant can give women the motivation and strength to reach new heights.

The DOJ put a pro-life grandmother in jail this Christmas for protesting the killing of preborn children. Please take 30-seconds to TELL CONGRESS: STOP THE DOJ FROM TARGETING PRO-LIFE AMERICANS.

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