While the Oscars and Top Chef celebrate Planned Parenthood, a former star of ABC’s The Bachelor is going against the grain – and taking a stand for the unborn because “God loved us when we were in our mothers’ wombs.”
Last month, former Bachelor Sean Lowe and his wife, Catherine Giudici Lowe, visited Liberty University to share the story of their faith with thousands of young people. Sean also took the opportunity to speak about his pro-life convictions.
Married in 2014, the two met on the 17th season of The Bachelor. They’re the proud parents of 1-year-old Samuel and have another little one on the way. The couple made headlines for practicing abstinence until marriage. That’s because of Sean’s Christian faith – something he has always been very open about. His example led to Catherine’s conversion.
But that’s not the only thing that makes them stand out. They’re the only couple to marry after getting engaged on The Bachelor.
While at Liberty, on stage, Sean commented on Twitter and the danger of forgetting to treat social media users as human persons. For himself, he uses the platform to share “dumb dad jokes that probably only make me laugh,” rather than get involved in arguments.
“The world is divisive enough,” he explained, before offering an example.
“Being a believer, I know that we were created in God’s image,” he said. “We know that God loved us when we were in our mothers’ wombs. So I’m very pro-life.” Video below.
Even so, he added, he isn’t going to make that point by starting a social media fight. He referenced Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
“I’m not going to get on a Planned Parenthood Twitter and say, ‘You guys are going to hell,’” he continued. “You’re not changing their minds by doing that.”
But he would talk about abortion, if the conversation was face-to-face.
“If I come across someone who says, you know, ‘I’m thinking about aborting a child,’ or, you know, I want to have a loving conversation with them,” he stressed. “I want to say, like, ‘this is what I believe and why I believe it, and I know that God has a plan for that sweet little baby that’s growing inside of you.’”
Saying things like “you’re going to hell” won’t do “anybody any good,” he concluded, because “It’s just creating that rift even wider.”
Among other things, the two also talked about Catherine’s conversion to Christianity.
“I wasn’t a Christian before I met Sean,” Catherine urged. “So when I saw that light, I didn’t know what it was. I knew that he was Christian, but I didn’t really know the extent of his faith. I didn’t know how, you know, that light that I saw, that I was super drawn to, I didn’t know that that was Christ.”
But today, she does – and the couple are hoping to pass it along to their children. Speaking of which, in November, Sean posted a video to Instagram announcing their second child. The camera captured son Samuel saying “baby” and pointing to Catherine’s bump.