When Roe v. Wade was overturned, Benjamin Watson was happy. But he also felt acutely aware of a complicated truth: Millions of people felt devastated by the decision. And so the question became: What’s next?
On today’s episode of The Russell Moore Show, Watson—writer, speaker, and former NFL tight end—shares insights into the state of abortion in America. He and Moore talk about the ways that racial injustice relates to abortion. And they discuss how Christians can engage in the pursuit of public justice for women and the unborn alike.
Watson, who serves as the VP of strategic relationships for the Human Coalition and cofounded the One More Foundation with his wife, talks about his recent book The New Fight for Life: Roe, Race, and a Pro-Life Commitment to Justice. He and Moore consider the gaps in how the church has addressed abortion historically, and what it may look like to do better in the future. And they consider how God might ask Christians to engage in impacting just one person.
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- The One More Foundation
- The Human Coalition
- The New Fight for Life: Roe, Race, and a Pro-Life Commitment to Justice by Benjamin Watson
- Chris Rock’s “Selective Outrage” comedy special
- March for Life
- “Esau McCaulley Makes Grace Plausible” on The Russell Moore Show
- “The Moral Bucket List” by David Brooks
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