(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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UPDATE (03/07/23): Walgreens won't dispense abortion pills in 20 states
The pressure is paying off. Walgreens' plan to dispense abortion pills nationwide is now in tatters, with the pharmaceutical giant announcing that it won't mail the pills to, or sell them within, 20 states.
The news comes after 20 Republican attorneys general warned CVS and Walgreens that doing so would be in violation of federal law and that they were opening themselves to penalties.
But we can't rest on our laurels with this boycott: Walgreens and CVS will only listen to us when their profits are threatened — we need a HUGE boycott so that blood money they get from selling abortion pills is dwarfed by the profits they lose when pro-life America shops elsewhere.
Even Politico admitted in its reporting that "pressure" from pro-life voters like you helped change Walgreens' plans, so now we're asking you to take the next step: simply share this petition with your friends and ask them to join the boycott.
Walgreens and CVS will begin selling mifepristone — a powerful chemical that kills unborn children in the womb — if pro-life America does not ACT NOW.
Pro-life Americans MUST STOP the widespread sale and distribution of mifepristone by sending a message that only big-box stores will understand: A NATIONAL BOYCOTT OF WALGREENS AND CVS.
Walgreens and CVS are the newest back-door channels for the pro-abortion movement, now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade.
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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.
Read: Hercules vs. Gosnell: Kevin Sorbo endorses made-for-TV movie about house of horrors abortionist