Pro-life New England Patriot tight end Ben Watson is producing and partially funding a new documentary that he says will “unveil the truth about abortion.”
The film will feature interviews with well-known influencers such as Dr. Ben Carson and Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda King.
Watson’s documentary, Divided Hearts of America, started filming last May and is currently in the early post-production stages. Watson, along with 3o other pro-life and pro-choice advocates, will discuss the issue of abortion and its implications.
“My goal is to unveil the truth about abortion, the laws, the history and where our country is headed. I believe in the sanctity of life, be it in the womb or on your deathbed. That’s my conviction,” Watson said.
However, he also invited pro-choice advocates to have a conversation: “But with the film, I’ll engage those who disagree and hear their reasoning. The number one thing I’m looking for is empathy on both sides.”
Watson doesn’t believe that women are the only ones involved in the discussion and decision of abortion. During a Focus on the Family-sponsored pro-life campaign in New York last May, Watson spoke about the man’s role in fighting against abortion, proclaiming that “fatherhood begins in the womb.”
“That’s where it starts. It doesn’t start when the baby is out. The relationship you have with the mother, the relationship you have talking to that child in utero. Fatherhood begins in the womb,” Watson challenged men attending the rally.
“We have to be men who are willing to step into that boldly and with confidence because we were made to be protectors and providers. You have what it takes to be the man God designed you to be.”
Yesterday, President Trump announced that January 22, 2020, would be “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.” It’s also no surprise that his administration chose the 47th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the pivotal court case that legalized abortion nationwide, to make the proclamation.
“Every person — the born and unborn, the poor, the downcast, the disabled, the infirm, and the elderly — has inherent value,” Trump said in his official statement. “Although each journey is different, no life is without worth or is inconsequential; the rights of all people must be defended.”