Andrea Grimes of RH Reality Check admits she started the challenge as a Twitter joke in response to the Ice Bucket Challenge that is ubiquitous right now. She should have left it as one.
Grimes summarizes it:
The Taco or Beer Challenge couldn’t be simpler: You eat a taco and/or drink a beer, and you donate to an abortion fund. The only ice you’ll need for this challenge is the ice in your cooler, or maybe the ice in your water if you get a particularly spicy taco.
Everybody stays dry—ideally—and somebody gets help paying for a legal abortion.
Then she goes into further detail:
What do ice buckets have to do with ALS? I don’t know. What do tacos and beer have to do with abortion? I don’t know that either.
What I do know is that eating tacos and drinking beer is more pleasurable than getting doused with ice water, and that lawmakers around the country are passing increasingly restrictive anti-abortion access laws. Which means abortion funds are now more necessary than ever as legal abortion becomes harder than ever to access—especially for those of us who don’t live in major urban centers.
Tacos and beer, of course, remain as vital to our human happiness as they ever were. The solution is clear: Eat tacos, drink beer, and donate to abortion funds.
She admits abortion is “common” and “normal” but then talks about how you need to participate in the challenge and then closes with this:
The only way to fail the Taco or Beer Challenge is to not donate to an abortion fund. I believe in tacos, I believe in beer, and I believe in you.
I’ll gladly fail. I’ll drink beer (good craft beer – I bet Grimes drinks Coronas with her tacos), eat tacos, and pray the rosary for the innocent unborn that Grimes makes jokes about the killing of.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.