University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh has faced calls for his ouster after he made public his thoughts on public life. A devout Catholic, Harbaugh says, “I believe in having the courage to let the unborn be born.” The response has been overwhelming and furious, but it’s unlikely that Harbaugh (who recently signed Signed a 5-year contract worth $36.7 million) will be canned. It is an interesting comparison with the recent successful campaign for force An NFL coach retracts his comments Around Jan. 6, however, if the critics had their way, both coaches would have been fired for holding opposing views on such matters.
Harbaugh spoke at the Plymouth Right to Life dinner on Sunday It has been reported He shared his religious beliefs in favor of life.
“I love life. I believe in loving care and respect for life and death. My faith and science are what make me believe in these beliefs. [Quoting Jeremiah 1:5] Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
Many things may be immoral, but the government justly allows them because of some greater good or personal rights or the constitution.
Finally, I do not believe that is the case with abortion. Yes, there is a conflict between the legitimate rights of the mother and the rights of the unborn child. A decision can be incredibly difficult for the mother, family and community. Another consequence of the death of an unborn person…
In God’s plan, every unborn human being truly has a future full of potential, talent, dreams, and love. I have living proof in my family, my children, and the thousands of people I have coached that unborn babies are amazing gifts from God to make this world a better place. “For me, the right choice is to have the courage to let the unborn be born.”
Harbaugh is used to calls for “unnecessary roughness,” but nothing likely prepared him for what came next. The reaction was immediate. Harbaugh was accused of being “full of intense misogyny.” Despite explaining her deeply religious pro-life views, various people accused her of “expressing her distaste for women’s rights”.
Others wanted it to be Harbaugh Fired for having a pro-life view shared by millions of citizens; F**k Jim Harbaugh, the University of Michigan ’86 might end him before his contract is up.” The Liberal Palmer Report Posted (with thousands of “likes”):
“No one who actively seeks to deny women their most basic rights should ever be allowed to hold a position of influence at a public university. This includes University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh and his anti-feminist fundraiser. He is a civil servant. Fire him.
It’s one thing to have this personal perspective if you can keep it separate from your actions. “But to step outside of your influence as a public servant and fundraise for groups that actively seek to deny women their most basic rights is a whole different ballgame.”
The ease with which many move towards censorship is clearly demonstrated in these statements. Some critics make a passing gesture toward freedom and then say it’s no longer just a “personal view,” as Harbaugh is well known. Under this approach, any public comment can be seen as “using your influence as a public servant”. So, you can (probably) speak pro-life if you’re an unknown person, but not if you’re a well-known figure.
Of course, the same conditional right to free speech does not apply to Harbaugh if he expresses or presents pro-choice views. Coach Del Rio if he supports the J6 committee. These views can not only be expressed, but widely admired as a coach of leaders and coaches of others.
Fortunately, as a public university, Michigan is subject to the full weight of the First Amendment, even if it were to face contractual challenges to termination. Still, the ugly rhetoric being spewed at Harbaugh should give pause, even in this age of outrage. Labeling all pro-life advocates as anti-women is baseless and unfair. Millions of women support restricting or banning abortion. They are not self-hating or misogynistic.
Harbaugh gave a heartfelt and honest speech about his faith and commitment to the pro-life cause. This is part of the discussion that will take place Now unfolding in 50 states While voters decide where to draw the line for abortion services. This is a debate that should be passionate on both sides, but we should be able to disagree without such personal attacks or calls for termination. Indeed, a state employee should be able to maintain a pro-life perspective while holding a job at the University of Michigan.