It’s a Pro-Life Kickoff Weekend!
On Thursday, September 7, the New England Patriots will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the opening night of the 2017 NFL season. In honor of that, we’ve compiled a list of pro-life NFL players; not only do they play a tough sport, they stand up for life!
Watson plays tight end for the Baltimore Ravens. Even cooler than that, he is an outspoken pro-life Christian. For example, Watson spoke at the 2017 March for Life, calling on both men and women to work together to end abortion, arguing that responsible men are needed to promote life.
You can watch his speech here:
Birk played center for the Baltimore Ravens during their Super Bowl-winning 2013 season. Birk attracted both controversy and prayer for declining to attend a ceremony at the White house with President Barack Obama.
Birk explained that as a committed pro-life Catholic he did not want to attend a ceremony with a President that recently had said ‘God bless Planned Parenthood.’ Birk said in response, “Planned Parenthood performs about 330,000 abortions a year…I am Catholic, I am active in the Pro-Life movement and I just felt like I couldn’t deal with that. I couldn’t endorse that in any way.”
Former quarterback Kurt Warner taped an ad opposing an embryonic stem cell research ballot measure, and in support of pro-life groups opposing the ballot measure. He has given speeches before about his faith and how it helped him through tough times.
Although Tebow is now pursuing an MLB career, he might be remembered for a long time for his role in a controversial Super Bowl ad. His mother, Pam Tebow, was a pro-life activist who made an ad for pro-life group Focus on the Family about the struggles of her pregnancy with her son.