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Actor Matthew McConaughey announced he will not run for governor of the state of Texas in 2022 after months of speculation. His decision comes after he got pushback from pro-life advocates for criticizing the state’s new abortion ban that has saved thousands of babies from abortion.

Life News reports:

“Over the past two years, I’ve been working on the answer to the question of how I can be most useful in this life going forward,” the Austin resident said in a video posted to Twitter. “One category of service I’ve been exploring is politics. Been considering a run for governor of Texas.” …  McConaughey said he ultimately decided it was not the path to go down “at the moment.”

Earlier this month, McConaughey criticized the Texas heartbeat law as “overly aggressive” in an interview this week, even though the pro-life legislation is saving babies’ lives.

Speaking with the New York Times, McConaughey (“A Time to Kill,” “The Wedding Planner”) said he does not like the law because it prohibits abortions before some women even know they are pregnant, Mediaite reports.

“The last abortion law in Texas feels overly aggressive to me. It doesn’t seem to open up any room for a sensible choice to be made at the right time,” McConaughey said. “I believe it’s six weeks.”

Pro-life Gov. Greg Abbott is running for re-election while rabidly pro-abortion Democrat Beto “Robert” O’Rourke is also running for the governorship after failed U.S. Senate and presidential campaigns.

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jgalt
jgalt
8 months ago

beetoe the dillhole

Larry Meredith
Larry Meredith
8 months ago

He needs to stay out of politics, if he wants to do something important, support the Veterans, and the PTSD service dogs they so desperately need! Put his money where his mouth is, and, I wonder if he ever read the bill concerning abortion, and knows what the content is??

Carole ANNE Quinn
Carole ANNE Quinn
8 months ago

MAYBE ABORTION PROBLEMS WOULD NOT BE NECESSARY IF THE “FAMILY PLANNING” CLINICS WERE DOING THEIR JOB OF… PREVENTING…. UNWANTED PREGNANCY…THAT’S WHAT BIRTH CONTROL DEVICES, PILLS ARE ALL ABOUT. THEY RAKE I N ENOUGH FUNDS TO BE ABLE TO SUPPLY THESE AT COST OR FREE. WHY SHOULD A BABY HAVE TO LOSE ITS LIFE DUE TO THE IRRESPONSIBILITY OF ITS PARENTS (IN MOST CASES) ? OUR VALUE SYSTEM IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE WHEN THERE’S MASSIVE PUBLIC OUTRAGE R/T DROWNING UNWANTED LITTERS OF PUPPIES & KITTENS, BUT LITTLE, DOING WORSE TO OUR OWN UNWANTED CHILDREN. IS ANYONE SEEING OUR NATION CRUMBLE BEFORE OUR VERY EYES? DOES ANYONE CARE TO EVEN WONDER WHY? HERE’S ONE HINT….MORAL LAW HAS CRUMBLED. ONE MAJOR FACET ….THE SLAUGHTER OF BABIES IN AND OUT OF THE WOMB. WE CAN CHOOSE TO BE IRRESPONSIBLE, BUT OUR CREATOR HOLDS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS AND IN ACTIONS. WE DO NOT GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ANYONE’S “FABRICATED PERSONAL TRUTH”. THERE IS ONLY THE LORD’S TRUTH. WE CAN CHOOSE TO BELIEVE THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE DOES NOT EXIST, BUT, GUESS WHAT? IT DOES. THE LORD BEING ETERNAL, DOES…AND IS THE AUTHOR OF ALL WONDROUS CREATION…THAT HUMANS HAVE A KNACK OF PERVERTING.

Tom Harvey
Tom Harvey
8 months ago

Alright, alright, alright!

Thomas
Thomas
8 months ago

Let that communist actor go live in California we don’t want him. Let’s go Branden.

John
John
8 months ago

He truly is a donkey- mule cross!!!

Sandra Shoop
Sandra Shoop
8 months ago

Very disappointed in you Matthew! Glad that you chose NOT to run for Governor. America doesn’t need another baby-killer in politics. There is no excuse for killing an innocent child. Stick to movies.

Marlene
8 months ago

Another Hollyweird heard from. Why would anyone listen to any actor? For gosh sakes, they play dress-up and let’s pretend for a living. Their opinions change with every role they play. Right now it’s liberal zombie to the max.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
8 months ago

Here’s another entertainer with leading man looks and a bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film. He’s a nice guy and made some good movies but starting a political career by running for governor is overly ambitious and sure to evoke criticism. He made the right choice to back off.

Terry Trombley
Terry Trombley
8 months ago

“Over the past two years, I’ve been working on the answer to the question of how I can be most useful in this life going forward”

Well Mat that’s a tough one, but fortunately help is available. Obviously after some serious evaluation you have observed what many of us long ago concluded about you. Your efforts have been, in fact, less than useless. In fact they have been deadly for many. What you can do to reverse this trend is to school yourself a bit on actual facts concerning the human predation you mindlessly promote. Then based upon the knowledge that you have been supporting a frequently racist activity of genocide in which the silent and most defenseless of tiny human beings are being tortured, poisoned, and dismembered for profit and the convenience of their parents, you can reform your ill informed and cowardly convictions to align with your genuine humanity and ours. In this manner your head will begin to assure you through facts and not useless false rhetoric that you are indeed useful to the cause of humanity and not to the cause of those who hate our genuine humanity nearly as much as they loathe their own. Since you have not been useful at all, no improvement in your contribution to preserving the lives of those you now seek to exterminate for the crime of being inconvenient to mothers or fathers can be considered small. Please feel free to contact me if you need further assistance in arriving at the correct choice where your genuine humanity can rule over the inhumanity you now publicly embrace against your fellow citizens of the earth.

AZtejas41
AZtejas41
8 months ago
Reply to  Terry Trombley

You write well, but Predation? Find another word…

Bill
Bill
8 months ago

Abortion is incompatible with Christian teaching; I therefore could never vote for a candidate of any party who supports the killing of a child before birth or after.

AZtejas41
AZtejas41
8 months ago
Reply to  Bill

I beg your pardon, “Thou shalt not kill”. seems to be Biblical…. The Bible also says life begins at conception. Fighting against abortion is Christian…

AZtejas41
AZtejas41
8 months ago

I fully support women’s rights to choose to conceive or not conceive. They should never have to decide life or death for an unborn child. With the medication and science we have today, there is no excuse for becoming pregnant, even in the case of rape. If you don’t want a child, don’t have one, but don’t kill a child because it becomes inconvenient or unwanted.