It was a war of the worldviews on twitter this week, when Actress Patricia Heaton, star of “The Middle” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” sent out a tweet thanking a Pro-life organization called The Northwest Center in Washington DC. The critics came en mass, with one woman in particular questioning Heaton’s charitability toward the areas of foster care and women’s health care to which Heaton responded matter of factly.
Here is Heaton’s original tweet that set off the firestorm:
The response which read:
”How much $$$ do you personally donate to foster care/programs for pregnant women w no health care/homes/money?”
to which Heaton then asserted:
That wasn’t enough for some as the debate clearly didn’t end there as one would think, when a woman named Quinn Cumming’s continued by saying:
This is not the first time Patricia Heaton has spoken out about pro-life issues, she said in 2014, “It just bothers me so much. It’s almost a natural — it’s almost a reflex now,” in an interview with The Blaze. “Once you have kids and you know what it feels like to be pregnant and you know what it feels like to have that person growing inside of you, and the beauty of it, it’s just not a holistic thing to do.”
Despite peoples knee-jerk reactions on these kinds of matters, Heaton says that it is best to approach the subject with compassion. “It’s tricky, because I think it’s one out of three women who have an abortion, so whoever you’re talking to you can’t assume — and it doesn’t matter if they’re a Christian or not,” she explained in her 2014 interview. “It’s a very sensitive subject, so you want to be sensitive so that in whatever you’re saying you could be really, deeply affecting somebody within listening distance.”
Very good advice.