Today I released this statement to the press:
Washington, D.C. (14 October 2008) – Rock for Life added former boy-band-heartthrob and hip-hop-celebrity Justin Timberlake to its boycott list Oct. 14. Timberlake and his girlfriend, actress Jessica Biel, defended abortion access at a rally in Las Vegas Oct. 11.
“Nobody should be able to say what you can do with your body,” Biel told cheering crowds at Last Chance for Change – a rally endorsing presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama. “I give Jess the right to choose where we go to eat all the time,” Timberlake added.
“Timberlake and Biel’s defense of abortion is one of the most incoherent arguments I’ve ever heard,” said Erik Whittington, national director of Rock for Life, a project of American Life League. “I would expect that rationale from a child brainwashed by their abortion-advocating parents. No wonder most Americans ignore Hollywood politics.”
Rock for Life added Timberlake to the boycott list not only for this support for abortion, but also for the twisted logic used to justify his stance.
“What an outrageous excuse for advocating the slaughter of over 3,500 babies a day by abortion in the U.S. alone,” Whittington said. “Where you go to dinner is a legitimate choice, but abortion leaves no choice for your dead child.”
Rock for Life, a project of American Life League, is directed by Erik Whittington and works with hundreds of bands and thousands of pro-life youth who advocate for life using music to engage, educate and equip our culture. “LIFE. Not for judgment, not for control, but for a better world.”
You can read about Justin and Jessica’s statements at the rally here and watch the YouTube clips here and here.
Let me know what you think.