Social justice activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick contributed $25,000 to the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights in January 2017, a new report reveals.
Kaepernick made the donation as part of a larger pledge, SBNation reports:
“The donation is part of Kaepernick’s pledge to donate a total of $1 million to various organizations throughout the U.S. It will help fund the Center’s work to keep abortion legal.”
Kaepernick acknowledged the contribution – and his support for abortion – in an Instagram post:
“This month my donations went to the 350.org, a worldwide organization focused on climate campaigns and projects, CHIRLA, an organization working to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees, Center for Reproductive Rights, a legal advocacy organization that promotes and defends the reproductive rights of women worldwide and Black Veterans for Social Justice, an organization that provides program services to assist military personnel in making a smooth transition from active duty to civilian life.”
The Center celebrated Kaepernick’s donation in a Facebook post, writing, “Colin Kaepernick just made our day with an incredibly generous donation!”
On its website, the pro-abortion group also strongly opposes the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, fearing that, if confirmed, Kavanaugh would help limit legal abortion. “After a thorough review of Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial opinions, speeches, and writings, we have grave concerns about how he will rule on reproductive rights cases.” Center for Reproductive Rights President Nancy Northup said in a statement.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is the same organization that “celebrated the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with a bizarre sexualized tribute to the millions killed by abortion, called ‘Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby,’” LifeNews.com reported.
Kaepernick is credited with starting the controversial practice of NFL players protesting during the playing of the National Anthem before games, as he did while playing quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.