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The abortion debate is at the forefront now as states bravely step out to enact laws to protect the lives of babies in the womb. And it’s bringing awareness of the life-or-death issue to people who may have considered themselves pro-abortion simply because it seemed like the most pro-woman position to have.
Now Kirsten Watson, the wife of NFL champion Ben Watson, is speaking out against some of the biggest pro-abortion arguments that get thrown around these days. She was pregnant with twins at the time, which her husband announced during a New Orleans Saints game in November, and has now given birth.
In a video for pro-life group Live Action, Kirsten presented an incredible argument against the “my body, my choice” line that often gets used as a feminist defense of abortion.
Standing up for women’s bodily rights, she pointed out that “bodily rights are especially important when a woman is pregnant because there is more than one body involved.”
“Some people try to say that ‘children in the womb are part of the woman’s body,’” she continued. “But come on. If a child in the womb were literally part of a woman’s body, like her arm or her leg, then I would have three hearts, three brains, thirty fingers…”
“…and because there are two boys in there, I’d be mostly male.”
Former #Saints TE Ben Watson's wife Kirsten just gave birth to twins!
— NOLA.com Saints News (@SaintsNOW) April 25, 2019
“Think about it: We would find it horrifying if a pregnant woman intentionally took drugs while knowing that it could cause her child to be harmed physically or mentally,” Kirsten argued. “However, if a woman has the right to do anything she wants with her body, including terminating her child, then we can’t say that’s wrong.”
She pointed out that society believes mothers and fathers have a “natural obligation to support their children” and not neglect them. They’re not allowed to “end the child’s life” if they can’t take care of them after their born, so “it follows that they have the same duty [to care for them] before birth.”
— CBN News (@CBNNews) August 11, 2018
Kirsten also talked about the danger of making abortion solely a woman’s choice because it sends the message to the man that it’s solely the woman’s problem. Plus, by law, men don’t get to say “my body, my choice” and refuse to use their bodies to work and pay child support if the baby is born.
She then took on another pro-abortion argument, saying, “It’s backwards to say that preborn children do not have a right to life because they are completely dependent on the mother’s body. An infant once born is still completely dependent on the bodies of others for survival.”
Watch her video below:
Is abortion okay because a child is dependent on the mother for survival?
Kirsten Watson, wife of NFL champion @BenjaminSWatson, shreds this prevalent argument for abortion.
— Live Action (@LiveAction) May 15, 2019