Over the past couple of weeks, tensions have heightened on social media as states like Georgia and Alabama pass laws heavily restricting abortion.
Many celebrities have chimed in, one of the most recent being Christian rapper Lecrae, who feels children outside the womb need just as much attention as students inside.
“I’ve paid for an abortion,” Lecrae admitted. “I regret it.”
Lecrae added that he admits he is not fully educated on “policy nuances or women’s experiences” but that he doesn’t see the same amount of outcry over the murder of children outside the womb.
“I won’t pretend I’m fully educated on the policy nuances or women’s experiences. I just don’t seem to hear the voices crying against the murder of children inside the womb, crying about those outside the womb.”
Lecrae received a variety of responses to his tweet, one of which was from Benjamin Watson, NFL tight end and pro-life advocate.
“Here I am,” Watson commented back. “In the womb, outside the womb, conception to grave count me in.”
“Standing for life does not have to be a mutually exclusive event,” the NFL player added.
Not only has Watson been an advocate for the unborn, but his wife Kirsten has been equally involved.
In a video for Live Action this past week, Kirsten explained why the “abortion is permissible because a child is dependent on its mothers body” argument is flawed and wrong.
Kirsten explained that the argument is backwards, because even after a baby is born, it is still dependent on it’s mother to live.
“An infant once born is still completely dependent on the bodies of others for survival, but no one thinks an infant lacks the right to live,” Kirsten pointed out.
“The weakness and dependence of children is reason to give them more care and support, not less,” she further argued.
“Dependency does not eliminate humanity,” Kirsten said, “in fact, it enriches humanity.”
She then pointed out that her own family of 7 is completely dependent on one another, as well as their community, and God.
Ben Watson shared the video on Twitter, commending his wife for standing up for her beliefs, and teaching him to stand firmly to his as well.
“Her words, her life, and her testimony has always challenged me to display mercy with justice, grace with truth, and compassion without compromise,” Watson wrote.
“Even in this, most emotional and divisive issue of our day,” he added.