A recent Huffington Post Sports piece argues that women shouldn’t cheer for Manny Pacquiao against notorious woman-beater Floyd Mayweather in the boxers’ Saturday match-up, because Pacquiao is a pro-life Christian. (RELATED: Huffington Post Op-Ed: ‘Thank God For Abortion Providers’)
“Floyd Mayweather’s History Of Domestic Abuse Doesn’t Make Manny Pacquiao A Hero” is the headline for reporter Lucy McCalmot’s piece. She begins by noting that Floyd Mayweather has a long, long history of domestic abuse — committing at least seven assaults against five different women — and is completely unrepentant for his former actions.
But on the other hand, Pacquiao is a born-again Christian opposed to abortion. “The boxer is also adamantly against abortion, which is illegal in the Philippine Constitution,” McCalmot frets.
He’s also opposed to condoms, and voted against government funding for birth control as a member of the Philippine Congress. “God said, ‘Go out and multiply.’ He did not say, just have two or three kids… It’s sinful to use condoms and commit abortion,” she quotes Pacquiao as saying. (RELATED: Huffington Post Headline: ‘When Dating, Stick To Your Race’)
Why, it’s almost as though Pacquiao was born, raised, and represents a country that is 82 percent Catholic! Ironically, Pacquiao has a history of endorsing Democrats like Harry Reid, indicating that he’s no right-wing ideologue.
“So on Saturday night, the boxing world will be forced to choose between one man with a track record of domestic violence, and another who voted to prevent poor women from gaining access to birth control,” she writes. “Either way, you’ll be rooting for a man with a questionable track record when it comes to women’s issues. There’s no right choice.”