Pro-life NFL star Benjamin Watson reacts to Sen. Warnock’s tweet about being a ‘pro-choice pastor’

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Just after the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock used his platform as a pastor to share a pro-abortion post on Twitter. “As a pro-choice pastor, I’ve always believed that a patient’s room is way too small for a woman, her doctor, and the United States government,” he tweeted.

The tweet was immediately slammed by pro-life NFL star Benjamin Watson, who tweeted, “Is a patient’s room too small for a child as well? 76% of women in those rooms say they would prefer to parent if circumstances were different. A Pastor knows the value of human life. A Senator knows how to support mother AND child. Sir, you know better. Stop being scared.”

He added in a follow-up tweet, “Be careful when someone emphasizes their position in the church before stating what THEY have always believed NOT what God’s Word says. They’ve sacrificed moral credibility to accrue power and used their religious position as cover for an agenda. It doesn’t have to be this way.”

The abortion industry is known to argue that the abortion decision should be between a woman and her doctor. The government and other people shouldn’t be involved. The problem with this argument is that it completely ignores the life of the child. Live Action founder and president Lila Rose tweeted this response to the senator: “That room includes a child. And that child deserves to live.”

READ: Black pro-life leader on the crisis of abortion: ‘If you can’t get out of the womb, nothing matters’

Watson was not the only Black pro-life activist to speak up in defense of the preborn. Pro-life blogger Samuel Sey responded to the senator’s tweet by saying, “There are two more people in that room: a baby and God. The two people you don’t care about.”

In addition to God and the baby, there is also another person commonly left out of the abortion decision: the child’s father. Watson has been a huge proponent of fathers taking responsibility for their children in cases of unplanned pregnancies, saying, “A lot of the women wouldn’t be having abortions if the men would step up and be a part of what they are already biologically a part of.”

The impact of abortion on society, and especially the Black community, cannot be underestimated. Black women account for 34% of the abortions in the United States, according to CDC data from 2018, while the Black community makes up just 12% of the population. Statistics show that Black women abort at almost four times the rate of white women. Tragically, estimates show that between 2010 and 2016, over 1.7 million Black babies lost their lives to abortion.

The disproportionate number of abortions among Black women has spurred Black leaders to push back against Planned Parenthood for targeting the Black community. These leaders and even former Planned Parenthood board members have repeatedly spoken out about the organization’s eugenics agenda and racist roots. A 2011 report found that the majority of Planned Parenthood centers are located in minority communities.

Time and time again, the abortion industry has shown that it does not care about Black women. And abortion activists haven’t stopped there—they are also constantly seeking ways to prevent pro-life men from having any voice on the issue.

But, as the response to Warnock’s tweet shows, pro-life men are opposing this attempt to silence their voices by speaking out and reminding the world that the lives of their sons and daughters are on the line in the abortion debate.

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