Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy Stands for Truth: ‘The Fetus Growing Inside the Mother Is a Life’

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Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy Stands for Truth: ‘The Fetus Growing Inside the Mother Is a Life’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy recently took to Twitter to express his pro-life beliefs and respond to claims that abortion is not addressed in the Bible. 

Replying to someone who stated that abortion was not covered in any of the Scriptures, Dungy wrote, “The Bible doesn’t have to address abortion if the fetus growing inside the mother is a life. If it’s a life, it is covered by the 6th Commandment. If it’s just tissue, then there’s no need for discussion.”

Another person argued that women have a right to privacy in this matter. 

Dungy replied, “The question is: does the baby have any rights? If you don’t believe it’s a life, then it has no rights,” he said. “But…if you believe it’s a life, then it has rights. 38 states have fetal homicide laws implying they think it is a life.”


The football coach also shared some Scripture to support his argument:

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” -Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” -Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV)

“The Lord said to her, ‘Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.’” -Genesis 25:23 (NIV)

This is not the first time Dungy has spoken out about this issue. Movieguide® previously reported

Former NFL coach and pro football player Tony Dungy recently critiqued President Joe Biden on the basis of his pro-abortion agenda and his seemingly disordered approach to reconciling that stance with his faith.

Himself a vocal Christian, Dungy is a phenomenal football legend. In 2007, he became the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl. But Dungy is also pro-life advocate who prioritizes fellowship, love and respect for his fellow human beings.

Dungy’s discontentment at Biden’s current pro-abortion agenda is sparked, in part, by an articlepublished this month by the New York Post outlining some of Biden’s recent comments in response to the Texas Heartbeat Act, which was successfully put into effect following a 5-4 Supreme Court vote in favor of the law.

Biden spoke of his personal acceptance of pro-life people and his respect for the idea that human life is inaugurated at the moment of conception. But he also went on to state he does not agree with such views and doesn’t feel it is appropriate “to impose that on people,” the New York Post article quoted.

Sharing the Post article on his Twitter page, Dungy added to the conversation:

I’m curious as to what new information the President has gotten that has changed his mind on abortion and life? Reading the article he seemed to talk about what his faith required him to accept. What has caused him to move away from that faith-based position?

Like many onlookers, Dungy feels that Biden is neglecting a big part of his Christian faith.

Dungy’s defense of the dignity of every human person isn’t something that he merely promotes as a netizen over social media. He embodies this same mentality in his everyday existence. 

With a beautiful openness to life, he and his wife Lauren have had seven children. Dungy is also engaged in several social charities including prison ministry. In his career as in his family life, he keeps his faith at the forefront of everything.