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The Moving Personal Stories Behind Tucker Carlson’s Strong Pro-Life Stance

Fox News host Tucker Carlson articulately, unapologetically, and consistently holds the pro-abortion movement’s feet to the fire on his highly successful show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Almost weekly, Carlson spends precious time exposing those who advocate for and profit off of abortion and revealing the realities of the fatal procedure.

While the host is likely pro-life for many reasons, there are two personal stories he shared during a speech to Vitae Foundation supporters that underscore his strong position.

Carlson first revealed that his father was born in 1941, when abortion was illegal, to his then-15-year-old grandmother. “If it had been 1973, I wouldn’t be here,” he stated.

Carlson’s father was sent to an orphanage and had a “messy” upbringing, he said. “Just because you make the right decision doesn’t mean it’s easy. That’s one of the reasons people make the wrong decisions because they fear that messiness,” noted the host.

“In the end it worked out great, and I’m here because of that decision,” he added. “I have lunch with my dad every Friday, and talk to him every single day.”

The successful and influential figure is here today, Carlson believes, because abortion was not the remedy to a tough situation.

Another reason Carlson feels so strongly about abortion derives from his own son. When he and his wife were expected their second child, their doctor diagnosed the unborn baby with Spina Bifida and suggested the couple abort.

“My wife responded with a very bad word,” said Carlson. “THE very bad word, to indicate no way was this happening,”

“You’re not allowed to kill that child. You know why? Because you’re not God,” Susan told the doctor.

That unborn baby boy their doctor suggested be murdered in the womb turned out to have zero health problems. His son is now a strapping young man, standing at 6′ 2″, and attending the University of Virginia, Carlson told the audience.

“One of the reasons I’m so grateful to be here with Vitae is they do the work that needs to be done above all, which is to speak to people in a way they can understand. You can have the right views, but if no one hears them, then it’s irrelevant,” Carlson stated. “Someone needs to be thinking deeply about how to make that case to the rest of the country.”