Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been attracting attention via Twitter since he spoke at the Right to Life conference in Plymouth, Michigan.
Harbaugh was bold to explain his pro-life beliefs:
” I believe that it is possible to have the courage and allow the unborn to be born. Respect for both life and death is what I value. These beliefs are rooted in my faith and science. Jeremiah says, “Before you were formed in the womb I knew you.” You were my special creation before you were even born. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.'”
Harbaugh explained to the crowd that he was raised Catholic and had his pro-life beliefs instilled from an early age.
“I believe that every unborn child has the potential to have a bright future. The right decision is to allow the unborn to be born .
Harbaugh made these comments weeks after Wade . was overturned by the Supreme Court. The left attacked him after his comments, arguing that anyone who goes against their beliefs shouldn’t have the First Amendment right. Here’s a few examples:
This might seem like a hard concept to Jim Harbaugh or any other anti-choice activist… but, if you do not want an abortion then don’t ask for one. It’s not that difficult.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) July 19, 2022
Some even called for Harbaugh’s firing, just because he was willing to voice his opinions and give an explanation of where he stands.
Noone should be permitted to have any influence over a university that actively seeks to deprive women of their fundamental rights. This includes Jim Harbaugh, University of Michigan football coach and his anti-woman fundraisers. His job is public. Get rid of him.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) July 19, 2022
Clay Travis, founder of
Outkick, tweeted his support for Harbaugh’s comments:
Left-wing blue checks, who believe players and coaches should be openly political at all times, are angry with Jim Harbaugh because he shared his views on abortion. https://t.co/3NP3iaWcsJ
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 20, 2022
In 2020, Harbaugh spoke about his pro-life views in an interview with the National Review. Harbaugh spoke of the silver linings he found in the pandemic and that he considered it a divine message:
” I don’t believe it’s coincidence that I live a faith-based lifestyle. This message is meant to be a reminder — this is where we can grow our faith. Respecting God and reverence. People are more open to the sanctity and value of human life. It is something I wish to see continue, and not only in times of crisis or pandemic. We speak of the sanctity life but live in societies that kill babies. There can’t be anything more horrendous.”
The precedent seems to have been set that far-left extremists are free to say and do what they like, but anyone who disagrees or dares express their opinions on a subject that they disagree with will be called out and criticised and even canceled. All this because they were exercising their First Amendment rights.
The Michigan Wolverines begin their season against Colorado State on September 3.