Coach Lou Holtz Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Pray for This Pro-Life Champion

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Nov 20, 2020   |   1:11PM   |   Washington, DC

Lou Holtz, a former University of Notre Dame football coach and a pro-life champion, said this week that he tested positive for COVID-19.

The Hill reports 83-year-old Holtz said he does not have much energy right now, but he is recovering. Pro-lifers have been sending prayers and words of encouragement to the beloved former coach through social media.

Holtz retired from coaching football in 2004, but he recently came into the spotlight again when he spoke at the Republican National Convention in August. He praised President Donald Trump as a dedicated leader while criticizing Joe Biden for running “the most radically pro-abortion campaign in history.”

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“One of the important reasons he has my trust is because nobody has been a stronger advocate for the unborn than President Trump,” Holtz told the RNC. “The Biden-Harris ticket is the most radically pro-abortion campaign in history. They and other politicians are ‘Catholics in Name Only’ and abandon innocent lives. President Trump protects those lives.”

Though Holtz faced criticism for his remarks about Biden, what he said was true. Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, support abortion on demand and want to force taxpayers to pay for it. They also want to force nuns and other religious employers to pay for birth control, including types that may cause abortions, in their employee health plans. Catholic hospitals and doctors could be forced to help participate in the aborting of unborn babies, too, if the Democrat leaders win.

In contrast, Holtz said Trump has been a strong advocate for all Americans, including unborn babies.

“In President Trump we have a president we can trust, who works hard at making America greater, and who genuinely cares about people,” he told the RNC. “If I apply this test to Joe Biden – I can’t say yes to any of these three questions.”