NFL player Ben Watson blasts Alyssa Milano over abortion views: ‘…lies like this harm our future. Don’t patronize us’

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There’s little dispute that abortion negatively impacts the black community far more than any other, and it’s clear NFL player Benjamin Watson has a better grasp on this reality than actress/activist Alyssa Milano.

Watson, a devout Christian who’s very outspoken about his faith, blasted Milano in a tweet for patronizing the black community on the issue, saying that her views are an example of “ignorance, racism or some combination of both.”

During an appearance last week on CNN to discuss her so-called sex strike, which she said was a “publicity stunt” to call attention to the growing number of restrictive abortion bills around the country, Milano claimed these bills would be “catastrophic” for women of color.

“Just because there are women that don’t believe in abortion,” the actress said, “don’t take away someone else’s right.”

“And I have to also say that this will affect the communities of color more than anything, okay?” Milano continued. “This is — I feel like any woman of privilege that lives in one of these states if this goes through, they’re going to be able to travel to a state to get safe reproductive health care.

“But for the women of color, for the women that are marginalized, for the women that are low-income communities, the women that are most at risk — these bills are going to be catastrophic.”

And that is where Watson call BS, opting to speak out for the right of children of color to be born.

The player tweeted: “@Alyssa_Milano to claim that giving MORE children of color the right to be born will negatively affect “women of color” reveals IGNORANCE, RACISM or some combination of both. Our children and families are capable of greatness and lies like this harm our future. Dont patronize us.”

Milano responded to Watson’s tweet, opting to take any further discussion about “reproductive justice” behind closed doors — Watson did acknowledge the gesture.

“Hi. I see you and never meant harm. My hope is to stand in solidarity with all women as we fight for reproductive justice and true equality. I’ve followed you. If you’d like to discuss further, please DM me. My door & heart are always open,” she tweeted.

Watson spoke on his pro-life beliefs at the 2017 March for Life event in Washington, D.C.

The father of seven has been vocal about his views of Planned Parenthood, saying in a 2016 interview the nation’s largest abortion provider was created to “exterminate blacks.”

“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 [founder Margaret] Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks and it’s kind of ironic that it’s working,” he said, according to The Daily Caller. “We support candidates, and overwhelmingly support the idea of having Planned Parenthood and the like, and yet, that is why she created it. We are buying it hook, line, and sinker, like it’s a great thing.”

Here’s a quick sampling of the responses to Watson from Twitter:


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