NFL Star Slams Alyssa Milano’s Abortion Argument: “Combination of Ignorance or Racism”
New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson called out actress Alyssa Milano for claiming that “women of color” would be adversely affected by pro-life laws.
Speaking to Fox News’ Fox and Friends today, Watson called Milano’s comments a “combination of ignorance or racism.”
“This is the same type of narrative or lie that’s been told over and over again and whether she meant to do it or not, so many people fall into this and it’s really a combination of ignorance or racism,” he said. “And when I say racism what I’m saying is that to the fact that having more children of color is a problem and the idea that would be a problem to women of color is an issue.”
Milano appeared on CNN earlier this month where she called for women to hold a “sex strike” until they can regain the right to have an abortion after certain states passed restrictive abortion bills.
“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.”
On May 19, Watson reacted to Milano’s comments on Twitter, writing “@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.”
.@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 https://t.co/ZSHedXRv1C
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) May 19, 2019
Watch Watson’s appearance on Fox & Friends below: