Mission Oak High School senior Baylee Cocagne, of Tulare, won the California Pro-Life Council’s statewide youth oratory contest on Saturday.
Cocagne will take an all-expenses paid trip this summer to the council’s national competition in New Orleans. She will compete against finalists from all 50 states for a chance to speak at the National Right to Life Annual Convention.
Cocagne’s speech, “Hard Cases: The Exception or the Excuse,” discussed the use of abortion in cases of fetal anomalies. She first delivered it in March at the central California regional contest, where she won a $1,000 scholarship.