What did Joe Burrow post on his Instagram account about abortion?
One of the hottest NFL stars of recent years has made his position on the controversial striking down of Roe vs Wade by the Supreme Court crystal clear
Joe Burrow took to Instagram to share his views on why he believes that the Supreme Court is wrong in removing the protection of federal law from the issue of abortion.
On Monday, he shared another user’s post on his Instagram story, reading:
“I’m not pro-murdering babies.”
“I’m pro-Becky who found at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life-sustaining organs.”
“I’m pro-Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later.”
“I’m pro-Theresa who hemorrhaged due to a placental abruption, causing her parents, spouse, and children to have to make the impossible decision on whether to save her or her unborn child.”
“I’m pro-little Cathy who had her innocence ripped away from her by someone she should have been able to trust and her 11 year old body isn’t mature enough to bear the consequence of that betrayal.”
The list of examples of horrific situations that women can and do find themselves in when they make that decision to terminate a pregnancy continues before signing off with the message,
“You can argue and say that I’m pro-choice all you want, but the truth is: I’m pro-life. Their lives. Women’s lives.”
Burrow, an Ohio native as well as Cincinnati’s beloved hero, was publicly lamenting the fact that on Friday, only hours after the reversal of Roe v. Wade in Washington, a federal court judge green-lit Ohio’s own home-grown abortion ban, making any abortions after fetal cardiac activity a crime. For reference, the heart is formed about six weeks into a pregnancy, and Ohio’s law includes an exception for saving the life of a patient, but gives no quarter for victims of rape or incest.