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I'm on the back to Hannity last Wednesday the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens were given the opportunity to visit the White House -- with President Obama.
Now while the team in the coaches casually hung out with the leader of the free world my next guest ravens center Matt Burke declined to his once a lifetime invitation.
Because as some of the recent remarks that Obama made in support Planned Parenthood.
-- and it is not going anywhere it's not going anywhere today.
We've got to fight to make sure women have access to quality affordable health care and as long as we've got to fight to protect a woman's right to make her own choices about her own health.
I want to know -- you've also got a president who's going to be right there will be a fight.
I gentlemen out of explain his bold decision Baltimore Ravens center Matt -- I welcome the program thanks -- Thanks for having me that's a once a lifetime opportunity.
You made a pretty bold statement got a lot of press here the big mystery person.
Tell us why why little more detail.
Well I may.
A pro life obviously and and and I'm OK with the government estimate their own decisions pres Obama's obviously.
Pro choice but I think when you evoked the name of god when -- the president and -- the first president to.
Address Planned Parenthood.
You can't acknowledge god and and and and that's a god -- Planned Parenthood it's it's -- it's a contradiction.
Last year at Planned Parenthood and I just.
Big -- being pro choice is one thing -- but bringing god into it that's just.
That's just that's just too much for me to to handle and and and I just didn't see much upside in going.
And when he said god bless -- Planned Parenthood I think that's -- the remark they -- that got you.
How did you teammates.
React to all of this -- it what do they say they.
Everybody is great with it we actually have good the the ravens team as it is a spiritually deep team and and a lot of guys congratulate me they were.
They were glad that I did that I did what I did.
I don't wanna make a big deal out of -- I just decline the invitation and when the team went some some media members noticed that that I wasn't there and asked why and I just wanted I just want to tell the truth I wasn't try and -- my intent was not to make a big statement or big.
A big do -- draw a lot of attention to it but but that's the way that's happened.
-- I I think it was the right stand in I think I might have done the same thing.
We'll have in the same position as you do.
One thing the puzzles me are you aware that three times as a state senator that Barack Obama voted against the born alive infant protection act.
Yes you know what that is that need it that's where these babies that are born after a botched abortion denied medical attention at that point what does that.
Why do you think that wasn't a bigger issue in the campaign.
I think that for awhile for for whatever reason abortions been been pushed down the list of priorities and and and hopefully -- now is the time to to to to bring it back to the forefront this is someone told me the other day him.
I don't know this is true but.
They said that you can't smash sea turtles -- that bill those are those are federally protected it's choice -- we can.
But but but -- we can end human lives and it got -- that that is kind of take a step back -- the society as a culture and say.
You know what what are we doing here especially I've been involved in in the pro life -- for a few years I've met hundreds maybe a thousand women.
Who have had abortions and and and who regret it.
And those women are my hero is further courage and and their strength to.
To join the pro life movement and try to.
Try to stop future women from from from making the same mistake I have yet to meet a woman that has given birth of their child and said well I -- -- had an abortion.
You know it's funny the sea -- -- you know I was laughing only because of from the minds of builder in Florida.
And at the sea turtle.
You know -- their -- all building stops.
Until those turtles hatch.
I got to ask you about Tebow going to the patriots giving -- they're discriminated against because because of his faith.
I don't think directly because of his faith but I think that you know the media has has.
The meal was a story and then the -- -- they loved they -- to Wear it out and I think that.
You know every every player comes comes with a with some kind of baggage especially the superstars.
And if you're if you're really really good teams old teams -- put up with.
-- but but in his case.
Did you see for for some reason he's had a hard time landing but I would not I would not bet against him and then with -- dollar -- Who -- -- congratulations and appreciate your stand and thanks for being with us tonight.
My pleasure thank you when we come.
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