“My stance used to be that I believed the propaganda that was given by the media for a long time; that it was nothing that I would ever do myself…but I kind of fell in line with the idea that a bunch of men in Washington D.C. don’t have the right to make that decision for our bodies,” said actress Leigh-Allyn Baker. “And then I started learning more about the actual process of it…how the baby actually does feel pain and moves away from the needle, and the brutality of the actual experience for the child, and the fact that that is a child.
“I am pro-life…and I am pro-freedoms.”
WASHINGTON D.C. (07-19-2023) – In a new episode of Students for Life of America’s (SFLA) sponsored podcast Speak Out, host Christine Yeargin sat down with actress Leigh-Allyn Baker —known particularly for her roles as ‘Amy Duncan’ on Good Luck Charlie and ‘Ellen’ on Will & Grace, among others — to discuss her pro-life views for the first time ever on camera. Baker refutes the mainstream myth that pro-lifers are interested in “controlling women’s bodies” by contrasting her life-affirming belief that preborn children are worthy of life with her strong beliefs on bodily autonomy and personal freedoms.
On her time spent in Hollywood in which she sometimes felt like the only woman who didn’t attend the Women’s March, Baker spoke out on how ridiculous she feels the pro-abortion event is. She said, “Last I checked, I had rights. Like why am I marching for rights that I already have?”
Decrying the idea that “abortion is a right” and something that women need to be equal to men, Baker continued, “Equal rights and equal opportunity is different than “being the same.” We are not the same as men. We are given this gift of having life grow in our body and being a vessel to bring it here onto this planet. So we are not the same but we do have equal rights.”
Baker also clarified, “I don’t want to hear from the left how I don’t like people who have had abortions. That couldn’t be further from the truth; I have nothing but compassion for people who have been through that. I have multiple friends who have had abortions. It doesn’t mean that I consider myself worthy of sitting in a chair of judgement upon them because I don’t.”
The episode further discusses how Baker believes we must tackle the misinformation that our culture is fed by the media and protect our children from the predatory left.
Click HERE to watch the entire episode on SFLA’s YouTube.
The Speak Out podcast has also featured other celebrity guests, including former Pussycat Dolls singer Kaya Jones, actor and producer Kirk Cameron, former neurosurgeon and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson, Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillion, and others.
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Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), make up the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization and a political and policy operation engaging people of all ages. Together they work to end abortion — the human rights issue of our day — and provide political, legal, and community support for women and their children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA has more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, university, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA creates strategy, policy, and programming to connect those most targeted for abortion with people ready to help and builds a framework for political engagement on their behalf. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry than any other pro-life outreach in the world, reaching more than 2 million people across social media platforms each week and engaging in approximately 100,000 digital conversations per month. Over more than 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.
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