NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson, who plays for the New Orleans Saints, has long been an outspoken defender of life. But he also puts his money where his mouth is, making generous donations, like 3D ultrasound machines, to pregnancy help centers. He has also spoken at the March for Life, where he implored men to do their part in preventing abortion. “We as men must stand up for the lives of the innocent and their mothers in crisis,” he said. “As important as women have been in championing this cause, you men must rise up and lead the charge. Even if it wasn’t demonstrated for you by a father, you can be different. You can change the course of generations. Men: we can be silent no more!”
Watson recently announced that he’s taken action again to help expectant mothers and fathers choose life. “Earlier this year we felt led to serve expecting mothers, fathers and their unborn children by placing ultrasound machines at at health services providers around the country,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “So many men and women struggle with making decisions for life but we know from experience the power and encouragement seeing inside the womb offers.”
He added that the ultrasound machines would “allow expecting mothers and fathers in New Orleans to see the precious life God has given them reminding them of its dignity, beauty and value,” explaining how grateful he was to work with “those who are meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the patients that walk through their doors daily.”
It is past time for men to be the leaders, caretakers and protectors they were created to be. As with many other social injustices, abortion will not end until men stand up for both the lives of the innocent and the mothers in crisis. While it has been attractively packaged by some, abortion is the most egregious social injustice of our time. This book, as well as the work of Human Coalition, has and will continue to play a vital role in encouraging men to understand, confront, and embrace their responsibility in righting this wrong during what has proved to be a very unpopular time to do so. We cannot remain silent.
He has also criticized the racism he sees in the abortion industry, saying, “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.”
“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,” he continued. “We are buying it hook, line, and sinker.”
Many women considering abortion have chosen life for their babies after seeing them on ultrasounds.