Pro Life Advocate Matt Birk Speaks at Maryland March for Life

Former Ravems center Matt Birk is a longtime pro-life advocate who has a thoughtful position against abortion and a family story to share. Birk was a featured speaker at the Maryland March for Life in 2012. He grew up in St. Paul, where Planned Parenthood did abortions for decades. Then the godfather of one of Birk’s five children opened a pregnancy center across the street from the abortion clinic. Adrianna, Birk’s wife, volunteered at the center, and eventually the Planned Parenthood closed. Birk said his Catholic faith and being a father are two of the big reasons he is pro-life and he shared how he was overwhelmed to hold his first child. Source:

Photo shows former NFL center Matt Birk speaking at Minneapolis Stand Up Rally June 2012.

“It was unbelievable the love that I felt for her,” he said in a prior interview, “and any parent knows exactly what I’m talking about. At that point, you know it’s not a choice. Life is a gift that’s given to us. We are supposed to accept it. It’s not our choice whether we decide a baby lives or not.”

Birk said participating in the March for Life is “one of the coolest things I’ve done…. It seems like our society and media want to push pro-lifers to the side and hope that we would shut our mouths and go away quietly,” said Birk. “Let’s not do that… We all need saving and there’s one thing that can save us all, and that’s prayer,” he added.

Photo shows Matt Birk accepting Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award May 2012

Birk said in an interview with the National Catholic Register, “if people were told the truth about abortion, no one would ever seek out the procedure. We hear about “choice” and “reproductive rights,” but no one is ever told by an abortionist, “I will kill your baby by ripping off its arms and legs.” The women from Silent No More let people know the facts so that better decisions will be made. It’s very admirable work.”

Watch Six-Time All-Pro NFL Player Matt Birk speaking at the Minneapolis Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally June 8, 2012. About 2,000 attended this event.

Watch Matt Birk receive Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award May 2012

Matt Birk is a former NFL center. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and later played for the Baltimore Ravens. He established the HIKE Foundation in 2002, which seeks to “impact the lives of at-risk children by providing interactive programs and resources needed to guide a child through the key educational transitions between elementary, middle, high school and college.”The foundation launched “Ready, Set, Read!” in select Baltimore area public schools in the fall of 2010. The program works with about 100,000 Baltimore students on improving their reading skills through an incentive-based system. Birk received the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2011 for his commitment to improving literacy among at-risk youth.

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