Matt Birk Declines Obama's White House Invite
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

be newsFormer Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk turned down an invitation to the White House this week because of his pro-life stance.

“I would say that I have great respect for the office of the Presidency,” Birk told Minnesota’s KFAN-AM on Thursday. “But about five or six weeks ago, our president made a comment in a speech and he said, ‘God bless Planned Parenthood.'”

Birk, a Catholic, said his opposition to Planned Parenthood made it impossible for him to meet with the president.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.