NFL Star Gives Ocasio-Cortez a 'Simple Biology' Lesson After She Complains About Abortion Law


Former Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson has been in the headlines after his recent retirement seemed to last all of an offseason.

On Thursday, the versatile tight end visited with the New England Patriots, who drafted him in 2004, and he reportedly plans to make a comeback with his former team.

But just because he’s been at least temporarily retired doesn’t mean Watson has been sitting at home doing crossword puzzles.

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The outspoken 38-year-old has been a visible and vocal advocate for numerous causes, in person and on social media.

Watson, who has seven children with the births last month of twins Asher and Levi, frequently promotes and discusses the pro-life movement.

On Wednesday, he challenged the abortion claims of insipid whiner and Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

The lawmaker was complaining about Georgia’s “heartbeat bill” and the fact that it was drafted by men. The legislation prohibits abortions after a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy, with exceptions in cases of rape or incest or if the mother’s life is in danger.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “‘6 weeks pregnant’ = 2 weeks late on your period. Most of the men writing these bills don’t know the first thing about a woman’s body outside of the things they want from it. It’s relatively common for a woman to have a late period + not be pregnant. So this is a backdoor ban.”

Watson stepped in with some cold, hard facts.

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“Actually his or her heart is beating 100 to 160 times a minute at 6 weeks,” he responded in a tweet. “Simple biology that has nothing to do with the sex of the individual writing the legislation.”

Unsurprisingly, Ocasio-Cortez had no response to Watson’s facts.

What is surprising, however, is that Watson engaged in an incredibly polite debate, especially by Twitter standards, on the subject with his former teammate on the New Orleans Saints, Jonathan Vilma.

The two clearly disagreed on the matter of abortion, but they were respectful in disagreement.

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They even eventually agreed to discuss it further offline, though Watson still got in the last word.

“Indeed, The perspective of pregnant women is important,” he said. “Their humanity demands it. That does not alter the facts of biology though. Disconnect occurs when one is unwilling to present truth because of feelings for or against OR when one alters truth for fear it will not be received.”

Watson, if he does return, will enter his 15th year in the NFL. Considering the heartbreaking way what was going to be his final season ended, it’s hard to blame him for wanting one more crack at it.

And when he does finally call it quits, he could have a great career in politics.

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Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than five years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics.
Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than five years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He is an avid fan of sports, video games, politics and debate.
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