On Sunday, former NFL coach Tony Dungy applauded pro-life crusader and NFL player Benjamin Watson for “speaking the truth” about abortion, and then refused to back down when criticized for his support of the pro-life cause.
Dungy, the first black coach to ever win a Super Bowl, quoted a Live Action article about Watson deeming abortion “the ultimate form of racism.”
“I do know that blacks kind of represent a large portion of the abortions, and I do know that honestly the whole idea with Planned Parenthood and Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks,” the Baltimore Ravens tight end is quoted as saying in the piece. “And it’s kind of ironic that it’s working.”
In a post co-authored by Watson and Co-Founder and President of Human Coalition Brian Fisher, abortion’s racist and eugenic roots are discussed at length. For instance, Watson and Fisher note the overwhelming effect abortion has on black people in America: “Abortion disproportionately affects African Americans who account for approximately 12.6% of the U.S. population, but roughly 35% of all abortions,” says the post. “Out of all Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities, 79% are located in or within walking distance of minority communities.”
After Dungy posted his pro-life message, he predictably received some backlash from the feminist world. True to form, however, Dungy didn’t back down — he engaged.
“Do abortions only deal with one woman? Are there any other people involved?” responded the famed coach after feminists tried to silence him on the abortion issue simply for being male.
Additionally, when feminist writer Jenn M. Jackson accused Dungy of ignoring “structural disparities in health-care access and education facing Black women,” the coach replied:
Dungy also shot-down a retort about the overflow of “unwanted children” and foster homes, likening them to “privatized prisons”:
Dungy has been an unapologetic, outspoken Christian, even teaming up with Christian activists to post an “I Am Second” video in which he speaks candidly about his faith.