Hollywood star Patricia Heaton sparks Twitter furor with pro-life tweet
May 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Hollywood celebrity and pro-life advocate Patricia Heaton tweeted her support of a pro-life pregnancy center earlier this month.
Choose, celebrate, support Life! Thanks Northwest Center! https://t.co/EAC6gtrXpO— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) May 12, 2016
Heaton linked to a tweet from EWTN host and pro-life advocate Gloria Purvis, which showed a video highlighting the work of a Washington, D.C. pregnancy center and maternity home.
Heaton pointed critical abortion supporters to Feminists for Nonviolent Choices, which advocates for more maternal leave and other policies to encourage mothers to choose life:
Other abortion advocates on twitter accused Heaton of “repressing women” and called her pro-life stance “sickening.”
@PatriciaHeaton Go get some more plastic surgery and stop repressing women!— Cindy Strybos (@Cindy_Strybos) May 19, 2016
@PatriciaHeaton life is beautiful especially when everyone else mind their business and stays out of the woman's uterus! Mind your business!— MJ (@BBMJ22) May 19, 2016
@PatriciaHeaton I'm all for post birth abortions for actors meddling in others lives that are none of their business. give yourself one.— Billy Spillwater (@BillySpillwater) May 19, 2016
But pro-lifers rushed to Heaton’s defense and thanked the Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle actress for her support of the unborn.
@PatriciaHeaton Thank you for standing up for life!— Karen Anne Mahoney (@write2thepoint) May 19, 2016
The video Heaton tweeted in support of can be viewed below:
Heaton is a rare pro-life voice in Hollywood. She has previously called attention to Planned Parenthood’s baby parts for profit scandal and stated her support of the Little Sisters of the Poor.