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What NFL Star Benjamin Watson Has to Say About Abortion

Athlete and father of five does not hold back on defending the lives of the unborn

NFL tight end Benjamin Watson of the Baltimore Ravens called out Planned Parenthood for its racist roots and the atrocity of abortion. He gave an interview with LifeSiteNews in which he shared his views.

Watson is a self-professed born-again Christian and the married father of five children. He said, “If you are someone who cares about life, period, then you have to care about it from conception all the way up to death. To me, being pro-life means that you hold all life very dear and you understand that all life was created by God and that because of that, life has internal, intrinsic value, whether it’s capable of living on its own at that point or whether it is capable of living on its own at the end of its life.”

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Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger in 1916. Although you won’t read about it on the Planned Parenthood website, Sanger once spoke at a KKK rally and believed in negative eugenics. In a letter written in 1939 to Dr. Clarence Gamble, supporter of both birth control and eugenics, Sanger wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

This is an issue that Benjamin Watson is concerned about — and is not afraid to discuss.

“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,” Watson told the Turning Point Pregnant Resource Center in San Diego. “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. We are buying it hook, line, and sinker,” he continued.

Benjamin Watson’s conviction is that abortion is wrong. As he wrote on Facebook in response to the Planned Parenthood videos that were released last year — videos that detailed the bartering that allegedly took place over infant body parts — “As horrific as it is, the issue isn’t really the sale of human parts. It’s the legal practice that allows this to even be a possibility. Killing children and simply discarding the leftovers is not any more acceptable than profiting [from] them.”

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And he is right. Not only is Planned Parenthood founded on evil, racist and corrupt ideology, the allowance of abortions by society is, in and of itself, horrifying.

There are other like-minded players in the NFL; however, people are reluctant to discuss controversial issues. The typical response from the Left is to publicly shame, ridicule, and bully those who disagree into silence.

Yet the truth must be argued in an effort to literally save the lives of the next generation. Life is a gift bestowed by God the creator. The ideology that innocent life should somehow be deemed worthy or not based on a person’s level of convenience is an outright insult to God, who created life.

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If more Christians bravely and boldly spoke the truth about Planned Parenthood and abortion in general, the opportunity to educate those who have been sold a lie would grow exponentially. The truth would allow an educated choice between life and death, freedom and restraint.

Imagine the possibilities.

Katie Nations, married for 15 years, is a working mother of three young children. She lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.