By John Simmons
A common complaint that abortion enthusiasts have is that pro-life advocates never lift a finger to help single mothers in need. That’s a load of nonsense, and Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh is providing yet another example of how ridiculous this narrative is.
In an interview conducted Saturday at in Muskegon, Michigan during the Maize n’ Blue’s summer tour of the state, Harbaugh told ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski that if anyone within his family or program has a child they will not be able to support after it was born, he and his family would adopt the child to prevent it from being aborted.
“I encourage them if they have a pregnancy that wasn’t planned, to go through with it, go through with it,” Harbaugh said. “Let that unborn child be born, and if at that time, you don’t feel like you can care for it, you don’t have the means or the wherewithal, then Sarah and I will take that baby.”
Harbaugh’s interview comes after he attended the Plymouth Right to Life Dinner in Plymouth, Michigan just 10 days ago and unashamedly proclaimed his firm belief that life in the womb is to be protected and valued.
“I believe in having the courage to let the unborn be born,” Harbaugh, who is Catholic, said. “I love life. I believe in having a loving care and respect for life and death. My faith and my science are what drives these beliefs in me. Quoting from Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’”
If any progressive finds something wrong with Harbaugh now (as they predictably tried to shortly after his original comments), then they are really scraping the bottom of the barrel for a problem that doesn’t exist.
Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.