National Football League hall-of-famer Tony Dungy has “applauded” Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson, an outspoken Christian, for his widely read comments opposing abortion and Planned Parenthood.
Dungy was responding to a tweet posted by pro-life activist group Live Action, which published an article last week summarizing comments that Watson made last summer in an interview with the pro-life Turning Point Pregnancy Resource center.
In the interview, Watson did not hold back in communicating what he thinks of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider which kills over 300,000 unborn babies each year.
In the interview, Watson went into great detail about how race plays a role when it comes to the issue of abortion and pointed out that Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, who is often accused of being a racist and eugenicist.
“I do know that blacks kind of represent a large portion of the abortions, and I do know that honestly the whole idea with Planned Parenthood and Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks, and it’s kind of ironic that it’s working,” Watson asserted. “We [as minorities] support candidates, and overwhelmingly support the idea of having Planned Parenthood and the like, and yet, that is why she created it.”
Watson added in the interview that minorities are buying into the idea of abortion “hook, line, and sinker, like it’s a great thing.”
“It’s just amazing to me and abortion saddens me, period. But it seems to be something that is really pushed on minorities and provided to minorities especially as something that they should do,” Watson stated. “In the public, it seems to be painted that when minorities get pregnant they need to get abortions, especially when it comes to teen pregnancy.”
Live Action posted a tweet with a link to its recent article on Watson’s comments. The tweet seems to quote Watson as saying: “Abortion is the leading cause of death among black Americans and the ultimate form of racism.” However, it should be noted Watson never said those words in his interview with Turning Point Pregnancy Center.
The comments appear to come from a piece Watson composed with Brian Fisher, the head of the pro-life organization Human Coalition, last year.
Nevertheless, Dungy, who coached the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2007 and who is known for his strong Christian faith, retweeted that post on Sunday and thanked Watson.
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Source: Christian Post