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NFL star Benjamin Watson takes on Planned Parenthood

NFL star says ‘whole idea’ of Planned Parenthood is to ‘exterminate blacks’

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  • Benjamin Watson made the remarks in an interview with a pro-life group
  • He justified the comment by suggesting Margaret Sanger was racist
  • Sanger founded what would become Planned Parenthood in October 1916
  • ‘The whole idea… in the past was to exterminate blacks,’ Watson said

Christian NFL player Ben Watson does not hesitate to call out Planned Parenthood’s targeting of minority women and their babies for abortions.

In a recent interview with Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center in San Diego, the Baltimore Ravens player talked about the racial divide in America and how it factors into the abortion issue.

“… Abortion saddens me period, but it seems to be something that is really pushed on minorities and provided to minorities especially as something that they should do,” Watson said.

He pointed to Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger and her eugenic push to exterminate people she deemed “unfit.” Today, “it’s working,” Watson said.

“We sit here and talk about advancing the black agenda, whatever that means, we talk about our interests, and what’s important to us – like having political power and advancement and all those things – and then we are turning around and we are killing our children,” Watson continued. “And we are buying the lie that it’s our personal decision to make.”

The NFL star said he is sympathetic to the women who are struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. But Watson, a husband and father of five children, said many men are not stepping up to help their children and the women in their lives like they should. He urged men to take responsibility for their actions.

“He need to be there to support her through the physical changes of the pregnancy, and help and provide emotional strength, and do it together,” Watson continued. “As much as he has a role in making the baby in the first place, it needs to take both of them the whole way through.”

Sometimes, Watson said he does have the opportunity to talk with other NFL players about abortion and his pro-life convictions. Just like in almost any career setting, Watson said they talk about many different things, including politics and religion.

“You’ve got guys that consider themselves Conservative and pro-life, and you’ve got guys that consider themselves Liberal and pro-choice, and it kind of goes back and forth,” he said. “What I love is that in most of the situations I have been in, not all of them, but most, even if we sometimes talk abrasively to each other, we still have love for each other.”

Last year, after the Center for Medical Progress began releasing its undercover Planned Parenthood videos, Watson wasn’t shy about speaking up for unborn babies either.


He posted on his Facebook wall:

As horrific as it is, the issue isn’t really the sale of human parts. It’s the legal practice that allows this to even be a possibility. Killing children and simply discarding the leftovers is not any more acceptable than profiting off of them. #PlannedParenthood


Asked if he has faced backlash for his stance, Watson told Turning Point, “I won’t say I’m not afraid, and I will say that I’ve received some flak for some of the things I’ve said … I decided that you know, if the spirit of God has prompted me to say something, I’m going to trust in God and say it.”

I have to give mad respect to Ben Watson.  No matter what your position on Planned Parenthood, it takes some cajones to speak up like he has.  With the digital world we live in now the backlash will be inevitable.

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NFL draft: Tyler Lockett undervalued, Bud Dupree overvalued

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Tyler Lockett’s a versatile threat, but he gets lost in a loaded receiver class. Meanwhile, Bud Dupree’s allure is more about potential than production. Daniel Jeremiah redistributes pre-draft hype.

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Former NFL player shares his money mistakes in new book

Former NFL Player Phillip Buchanon Pens ‘New Money: Staying Rich’

Former NFL player shares his money mistakes in new book

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BlackEnterprise.com recently had a one-on-one with NFL vet Phillip Buchanon. Buchanon was drafted by the Oakland Raiders and before retiring from the sport, the athlete played for the Houston Texans, Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. These days he’s exploring new terrains with his brand Octocanon, a name he chose to reflect his multiple professional endeavors.

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The baller turned businessman is the author of a novel, New Money: Staying Rich,  and a children’s book series. In our exclusive talk,  Buchanon opens up about all of his endeavors and his passion for using his mistakes to educate others.

Phillip says it was his aunt who suggested he share the decisions he made as a professional athlete and what he should have done differently. With an injury freeing up his time, Buchanon was inspired to write a novel and complete his education at the University of Miami.

“While I was in school I just started writing,” he says. “I wrote a chapter based on family. I was going in pretty hard on the family, but it’s not to embarrass my family members. It’s to educate other people that are coming into new money.” One of the biggest mistakes Phillip says he thinks professional ballers make is “being uneducated on how to handle money and not understanding how to handle their family.”

Of his time on the field, Phillip says he also found many of his peers to solely trust their financial advisors with their money matters. In New Money: Staying Rich, he stresses that young adults coming into “new money” need to select mentors who have no financial gain by helping them. Financial advisors may or may not have a newly rich client’s best interest at heart, he warns. A trusted mentor can double check the counsel of financial advisors and advise the new professional accordingly.

Other chapters touch on friends, living the Hollywood life, and it wouldn’t be a pro-athlete read if there wasn’t some mention of the ladies.

We found the retired vet to be immensely passionate about using his own wrongs to potentially deter others from repeating similar financial mistakes. Even children, too. Buchanon is developing Little Phil’s Financial Educational Series, a collection of books to teach kids about money. “If I was younger and could have been educated on money, maybe it could have helped me as far as understanding the value of money,” he says.

Still in the works for Buchanon are comic books and board games. The baller has seemingly found his place in what he calls “edutainment” and is running full speed.

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The Veteran Combine was a rude awakening

Several Veteran Combine participants have signed NFL contracts

mikekafkaAPThe Veteran Combine was a rude awakening for some players, who came to the painful realization that they just don’t have it anymore. But for others, the Veteran Combine was a big opportunity.

In fact, several of the participants in the Veteran Combine have already signed with NFL teams, well in advance of the start of offseason work and the filling of teams’ 90-player rosters.

The most recent signing was Brandon Copeland, a free agent linebacker who got a spot on the Lions thanks to his showing at the Veteran Combine.

The Vikings have signed two players from the Veteran Combine, Mike Kafka and Caesar Rayford. The Cardinals signed two as well, Nathan Slaughter and Ifeanyi Momah. The Bucs signed Emmanuel Ogbuehi and Ben Gottschalk.

The Colts signed Deveron Carr. The Chargers added Michael Huey.

Some of the best-known players who worked out at the Veteran Combine remain unsigned. Running backs Michael Bush, Felix Jones and Mikel Leshoure are all still looking for work. Adam Carriker, who is years past the time when he looked like one of the NFL’s most promising defensive linemen, hasn’t signed despite working out and talking openly about how eager he is to get another shot.

And, of course, Michael Sam still hasn’t found a team willing to give him a shot to become the first openly gay player to play in a regular-season NFL game. The Veteran Combine was no guarantee of a job for those who attended. But it was a good opportunity for some.

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