NFL tight end Benjamin Watson appeared on Fox News Wednesday, where he rebuked the moral “relativism” of our day, slammed a culture of “abortion on demand” and called on men to “step up” in their families.
Speaking to anchor Martha MacCallum, the 38-year-old athlete argued “many women would not be seeking abortions if the men involved in their lives were doing what they were supposed to be doing.”
“And that’s a challenge to myself,” he continued. “That’s a challenge to all men who are listening, that’s a challenge to men everywhere to step up.”
Earlier in the conversation, Watson, an outspoken Christian, rebuked abortion, both late-term terminations and very early terminations. He explained, “The fact still remains that whether it’s at nine months or whether it’s at eight days or 18 days, when the heart is developing, when the baby is breathing, it’s still the same life.”
“It’s important to not only be people that stand for abortion as if it’s some sort of political stance — which it kind of turns into sometimes — but be someone that stands for whole life,” he said. “Be someone that’s willing to support not only this baby that’s coming into the world, but also to support the mother and the father that may be in crisis, whatever they may be going through.”
Watson’s comments came one day after President Donald Trump called on Congress to pass legislation “to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.” The president’s remarks came not long after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed into law a radical law expanding access to late-term abortion in the state.
For his part, the football player called out embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) in a tweet, reminding the physician turned politician children “in utero deserve equal devotion.”
Children in utero deserve equal devotion Governor. https://t.co/yG2mGz1R2j
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) January 31, 2019