On Sunday, NFL athlete Benjamin Watson of the New England Patriots took to social media to call out actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano over her recent remarks suggesting abortion was beneficial to “women of color.”
Watson, an African American and an outspoken pro-life advocate, did not take kindly to Milano’s comments, which he said “reveals IGNORANCE, RACISM, or some combination of both.”
“Our children and families are capable of greatness,” said Watson, adding, “Lies like this harm our future. Don’t patronize us.”
.@Alyssa_Milano to claim that giving MORE children of color the right to be born will negatively affect “women of color” reveals IGNORANCE, RACISM or some combination of both. Our children and families are capable of greatness and lies like this harm our future. Dont patronize us https://t.co/ZSHedXRv1C
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) May 19, 2019
Pro-life supporters agreed that Milano’s comments crossed the line, and praised Watson for standing up for his beliefs.
As the 2020 election draws nearer, left-wing activists like Alyssa Milano have worked with Democrats to increasingly focus on abortion as a means to galvanize their fractured voter base.
Recent pro-life legislation on several states has drawn the attention of Democrats, the media, and Hollywood, who have rallied around the issue in what many believe is an attempt to solidify liberal voters ahead of the upcoming election.
CNN is how.
— Jay (@JayHadaway7) May 19, 2019
go Benjamin. Infuriating. I hope you and Kirsten get to meet with her and explain what being pro-life actually means.
— Esther Fleece Allen (@EstherFleece) May 19, 2019
We need more men like Ben in the country and government.
— HtownHorn (@HtownHorn) May 19, 2019
— Chuck Pletcher (@chaspletcher) May 19, 2019
— Arlene Gilchrist (@ArleneGilchris2) May 19, 2019
Well said, sir!
— Texas Patron (@texaspatron) May 19, 2019