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NFL Star And Pro-Lifer Benjamin Watson Calls Out Alyssa Milano Over Abortion

NFL Star And Pro-Lifer Benjamin Watson Calls Out Alyssa Milano Over Abortion

New Orleans Saints’ Benjamin Watson speaks to the media after being named a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award at a news conference Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

NFL star Benjamin Watson is a father of seven and vocal pro-life activist. Recently he went to Twitter to blast actress Alyssa Milano for suggesting that Georgia’s new heartbeat abortion ban will hurt Black women in America.

He went as far as to call Milano “racist.”

Watson, who just came out of retirement to sign on as New England Patriots tight end, said the actress’s view “reveals ignorance and racism” after she appeared on CNN.

During the CNN interview, Milano focused on “how pro-life legislation recently passed in states such as Georgia, Alabama, and Ohio won’t particularly affect ‘women of privilege’ in comparison to poor and nonwhite women,” The Grio reported.

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“…For the women of color, for the women that are marginalized, for the women that are low-income communities, for the women that are most at-risk, this bill will be catastrophic,” she said of the abortion ban.


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“I feel like any woman of privilege that lives in one of these states — if this goes through — they’re gonna be able to travel to a state to get a safe reproductive health care,” she told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “But for the women of color, for the women that are marginalized, for the women that are low-income communities, for the women that are most at-risk, this bill will be catastrophic.”

And in response to Watson tweet about her statements, Milano replied that she “never meant harm” and that her message was to “stand in solidarity with all women” in the “fight for reproductive justice.”

She also invited Watson to send her a direct message to discuss the issue further.