(LifeSiteNews) — A famous Christian actor has become the subject of social media controversy over a recently published comment he made against abortion.
Kevin Sorbo, a Hollywood actor best known for starring roles in television’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Andromeda and who has also starred in Christian films including God’s Not Dead, sparked a backlash after expressing his pro-life beliefs on Twitter the day after the fiftieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
“Abortion is the murder of the unborn,” he tweeted last Monday. “There is no debate here.”
Abortion is the murder of the unborn. There is no debate here.
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) January 23, 2023
Angry abortion supporters used the platform to express their outrage.
“You’re right, there’s no debate,” tweeted one user. “Abortion is health care, and regardless of what men like you think, there has always been and always will be a demand for it. More than 30% of women you know have had abortions. Do they know you consider them murderers?”
You’re right, there’s no debate. Abortion is health care, and regardless of what men like you think, there has always been and always will be a demand for it. More than 30% of women you know have had abortions. Do they know you consider them murderers?
— Professor B (@cynthiaboaz) January 24, 2023
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“Keep your opinion on this subject to yourself,” said another. “When you grow ovaries and a uterus, then you can offer your opinion regarding a woman’s body.”
Keep your opinion on this subject to yourself . When you grow ovaries and a uterus, then you can offer your opinion regarding a woman’s body
— Ruth Grant (@tooralooralay) January 25, 2023
However, pro-lifers also took to Twitter to support Sorbo and advocate for the right to life.
“This nation needs to set the record straight that an unborn child has the same inalienable rights as you and I,” one user tweeted. “The right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness and the laws set forth in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.”
This nation needs to set the record straight that an unborn child has the same inalienable rights as you and I. The right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness and the laws set forth in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
— Markethive (@markethive) January 24, 2023
“If the unborn child had the ability to plea for its life, it certainly would,” another tweeted. “What would they say then?”
If the unborn child had the ability to plea for its life, it certainly would. What would they say then?
— R Scott (@snekmeseht) January 24, 2023
Sorbo, a practicing Christian, has defended the right to life of the unborn child before. In 2014, he endorsed the production of a pro-life film about late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer debuted in 2018. More recently, Sorbo voiced a character in Choice42’s recent video, The Procedure, which demonstrates the horrors of abortion in graphic detail.
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