Not many Hollywood celebrities come down on the pro-life side of the abortion debate, but television star and actress Patricia Heaton is one of the unabashedly pro-life exceptions.
Heaton twice tweeted her support for the March for Life and even asked her Twitter followers about their experiences in the event that saw well over 500,000 pro-life people line the streets of Washington, D.C. to mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and unlimited abortion.
“Blessings on everyone who marched in Washington yesterday… #marchforlife,” she tweeted. Heaton followed that up by asking, “Would love to hear from anyone who was at the #marchforlife yesterday! How was it?”
Heaton, star of the hit comedy series “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has previously talked about her pro-life views.
“I find it impossible to subscribe to a philosophy that believes that the destruction of human life is a legitimate solution to a problem that is mostly social, economic and psychological,” said Heaton. “In reality, most women ‘choose’ abortion because they believe they have no other choice.”
“Women who experience unplanned pregnancy also deserve unplanned joy,” said Heaton, who believes abortion is evidence that society has failed to meet the real needs of women.
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Heaton is the honorary chairwoman of Feminists for Life, a pro-woman, pro-life group that works to find solutions to abortion that affirm the dignity of women.
“Being a mother is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life,” Heaton concludes. “As a member of Feminists for Life, I want to share the joy of motherhood with other women, to enable women to make life-affirming choices for themselves and their children, and to elevate our society’s perception of mothers.”