“Everybody Loves Raymond” co-star Patricia Heaton is the honorary chairperson of Feminists For Life. Like millions of pro-life women, Patricia believes the loving thing to do when a woman has a crisis pregnancy is to help her choose life for her baby...not abortion.
“Indeed, the tragedy of abortion haunts women from all walks of life. Abortion
advocates are spending millions to package their tired rhetoric and half-truths
in cutting-edge advertising campaigns targeted to young women. Please join
me in supporting FFL’s efforts to provide complete information, practical
resources, and true choices through the College
For details, see www.feministsforlife.org
Feminists for Life of America Press Release on Patricia Heaton's
Award - September 11, 2000
Pro-Life Actress Wins Emmy Award, Promotes Life During Ceremony
Washington, DC -- Feminists for Life congratulates
Honorary Chair Patricia Heaton on her Outstanding Actress Emmy win.
"First I just want to thank God for thinking me up,
and my mother for letting me come out, because life is really amazing,"
said Heaton in her acceptance speech.
Heaton elaborated on how beautiful life is, "to
be in this room with all of you, and to be in this category with these
women, and then to be standing up here and holding this you know, who knew?
I couldnt have planned that."
Twice nominated for an Emmy award, Heaton plays the
role of Debra -- wife of Raymond and mother of three -- on the CBS hit
comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond." Heaton is a real-life wife and mother
of four boys whom she calls the "joy of her life."
Heaton is also Feminists for Life's Honorary Chair.
Of her role in Feminists for Life Heaton recently said, "I wanted to find
a group that had compassionate, intelligent, reasonable people who are
fun and life-affirming."
Earlier in the evening, the president of Television
Arts and Sciences, Merle Marshall Daniels, talked about how Hollywood's
"passions and values are reflected in the programs we create." While speaking
in glowing terms about diversity and inclusion, confronting the ugliness
of racism, gun violence and domestic abuse, and the death penalty, Daniels
unfortunately also credited writers for their willingness to tackle subjects
like "a woman's right to choose" abortion.
"Patricia Heaton is the most courageous woman in
Hollywood," said FFL president Serrin M. Foster. "While another at the
Emmy awards ceremony spoke of the 'right to choose,' Patricia Heaton reminded
us all that life -- and motherhood -- are beautiful."