Former NFL player Benjamin Watson criticized Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for saying that her Christian "faith values" eventually led her to support abortion.
"I've thought about my faith a great deal," Abrams says in a campaign ad she posted on Twitter on Aug. 8. "In fact, I was anti-abortion until I went to college. And there, I met a friend who had my shared faith values. But we started having conversations about what reproductive care and abortion care really is. And when I talked about that, it was an experience that I had because she was able to give me a different perspective."
"And over the course of the next few years, I really started thinking about what role should the legislature play? What role should government play? This is health care. This is about a woman's right to control her body. This is about a woman's right to experience and determine her future. And that, for me, as a matter of faith, is I don't impose those value systems on others. More importantly, I protect her rights. I protect her humanity, and that should be my responsibility."
Abrams said in a separate interview earlier this month that it is not her "right as a Christian to impose that value system on someone else."
"While your faith tradition may tell you that you personally do not want to make that choice, it is not my right as a Christian to impose that value system on someone else. Because the value that should overhang everything is the right to make our own decisions, the free will that the God I believe in gave us."
Watson responded to Abrams' ad on Twitter.
"Respectfully, if you identify as a Christian your authority is the Word of God not the opinion of a friend who shares your faith," Watson said. "This ad conveys empathy but it also conveys baseless compromise. If your holy scripture sanctions abortion as it does love/justice/charity, explain how."
Editor's Note: At time of publishing, Abrams had not yet provided the many examples of Scriptural support for abortion that she and other leftists like devout Catholics Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi claim are there. Meanwhile, in Deuteronomy 4:12 and 12:32, God warns against adding or taking away from His commands, Proverbs 30:6 says God will rebuke us as liars for such a sin, Galatians 1:6-9 says it makes us accursed, and Deuteronomy 13 says that the rightful penalty for such things is death.
P.S. Now check out our latest video 👇