NFL Star Sounds Off on Cuomo's Extreme Abortion Bill

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Posted: Jan 23, 2019 10:40 AM
NFL Star Sounds Off on Cuomo's Extreme Abortion Bill

Source: AP Photo/Stephan Savoia

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed one of the most extreme pro-abortion bills in the country on Tuesday. You wouldn't know it from the name. Yet, The Reproductive Health Act, signed by Cuomo on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, allows a “licensed health care practitioner” to perform an abortion “within 24 weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient's life or health.” In other words, late-term abortion.

When the measure passed, the chamber stood and applauded - a scene that did not go unnoticed by pro-life groups.

Outside that building, however, New Yorkers were furious. Americans were furious. NFL stars were furious. None more so than former New Orleans Saints player Benjamin Watson, who sent the following message to the liberal governor.

Watson has been a vocal pro-life activist for years and is a frequent presence at the annual March for Life. Sometimes he also serves as a speaker. At the 2017 march, the athlete gave some powerful remarks about how important it is that we protect the pre-born.

"The reason why I stand for life is because I believe God created all life," Watson said.

He's not the only one who was horrified by what just transpired in the New York legislature.

Editor's Note: This piece has been updated to reflect Benjamin Watson's retirement announcement.