An NFL Player’s Message to Men about Abortion

 

At the 2017 March for Life, Baltimore Raven’s Tight End Benjamin Watson had a powerful message for the crowd, particularly men.

“We need to be the leaders, caretakers, and providers that we were meant to be. We as men must stand up for the lives of the innocent and their mothers in crisis.”

>>>> Read more about Watson’s appearance at the March for Life.

Watson hints at a very important point. When a woman faces an unexpected pregnancy, she is more likely to choose life IF she has the support and encouragement of even just one person.1

In fact, research from the umbrella Pregnancy Center group, Care Net, finds that “the father of the baby is (by far) the most influential factor in a mother’s decision to keep or abort her child. Sadly, so many fathers either push the mother to abort or leave the decision to her, essentially stepping away from their responsibility.”

Watson ends with an encouraging note in his exhortation:

“Even if it wasn’t demonstrated to you by a father, you can be different. You can change the course of generations.”

>>>> Facing an unplanned pregnancy? Find help at OptionLine.org.

Each of us has our own sphere of influence – this is the “power of one.” We can each influence others – whether it is one person or a group of people – to choose life and to end “the unthinkable practice of abortion in the United States of America.”

How will you use your influence today?

>>>> P.S. Do you know an expectant father in your life? With Father’s Day coming up, check out Ben Watson’s bestselling book, the “New Dad’s Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life”

 

1 http://vitaefoundation.org/a-new-understanding-of-the-trauma-of-abortion

  • CWK

    Those of us who were raised by a mom and a daddy know that we wouldn’t be as successful, as prepared to have our own families, as committed to our families, our homes, and our jobs without the influence of both parents. Fathers are not just ‘nice to have around.’ They are ESSENTIAL to the success of our families. Kudos to Benjamin Watson for his work for fathers and families.