Morristown Student Takes Third Place in National Pro-Life Oratory Contest

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – Mikayla Zwirn took third place at the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest with her speech on infanticide. The contest was held Jul. 6 in Charleston, South Carolina at the National Right to Life Convention.

Zwirn earned the opportunity to represent Indiana at the national contest after taking first place in the Right to Life of Johnson and Morgan Counties contest and the Indiana Right to Life contest.

Mikayla is the daughter of Lori and Pete Zwirn. She has six siblings. She was homeschooled and plans to attend Moody Bible Institute this fall, majoring in Ministry to Women.

“We’re so proud of Mikayla for giving an articulate defense of vulernable children,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “Mikayla understands that infanticide is not only unpopular, but also a grave evil and cheapens our humanity. We congratulate Mikayla for placing at the national contest and wish her the best in her future education.”

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

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Morristown Student Wins Indiana Pro-Life Oratory Contest 

Annual Contest Gives Students the Opportunity to Promote Pro-Life Positions

INDIANAPOLIS – Mikayla Zwirn, representing Right to Life of Johnson and Morgan Counties, won the recent Indiana Right to Life Oratory Contest with a speech on infanticide. She now will represent Indiana Right to Life in the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest. The contest will be held at the National Right to Life Convention on July 6 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mikayla is the daughter of Lori and Pete Zwirn. She has six siblings. She is currently homeschooled and plans to attend Moody Bible Institute this fall, majoring in Ministry to Women.

Runner-up was Emma Shutt of Right to Life of Indianapolis. Other contestants were Joshua Butts of Allen County Right to Life, Sarah Fruit of Right to Life of Southwestern Indiana, Rebecca Torres of Lake County Right to Life and Ava Page of Howard County Right to Life.

“You won’t find a much more articulate defense of the pro-life position than in the speeches of our Indiana students,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “These students understand the sanctity of life and critical importance of protecting innocent human life from womb to tomb. We wish Mikayla the very best as she represents Indiana on the national stage this summer.”

For a photo of Zwirn, click here.
Mikayla Zwirn wins 1st Place in 2019 Oratory Contest
Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.
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