Country music legend Charlie Daniels came to the defense of babies in the womb on Thursday, calling on cities to create “sanctuaries” for the unborn just like they are for illegal immigrants.
Daniels, the Grammy award winner best known for his song “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” posted the statement Thursday on Twitter, according to Breitbart.
Daniels has been a vocal advocate for unborn babies’ right to life and other conservative political views for years, according to Fox News. The 80-year-old is set to release a new memoir later this year.
On Thursday, he wrote, “How about some cities declaring themselves a sanctuary for the unborn and refuse to abide by the federal laws allowing abortion.”
How about some cities declaring themselves a sanctuary for the unborn and refuse to abide by the federal laws allowing abortion.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) March 30, 2017
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In 2013, Daniels also wrote an essay on his website that described his pro-life position.
“Yes God knows us in every stage of our lives from conception to death and only He has the right to decide when His creations leave this life,” Daniels wrote.
Later, he continued, “There are a lot of people who will tell you it’s immoral to end the life of a murderous monster, guilty of the most heinous crimes who society has sentenced to death who see absolutely nothing wrong with killing a totally innocent unborn baby.”
It is rare to find a celebrity who supports the right to life for babies in the womb, but Daniels is not alone. Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammar also have been vocal advocates against abortion, along with Ben Stein, Stacey Dash, Kevin Sorbo, and NFL football stars Matt Birk, Tim Tebow and others.