Announcer Reveals Star Football Player Was Almost Aborted
By Allyson Vannatta, Staff Writer
During Saturday’s broadcast of the classic college football rivalry game between The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, announcers revealed that Ohio State’s star running back, J.K. Dobbins, was almost aborted.
After Dobbins’ fourth touchdown, towards the end of the game, Fox announcer Gus Johnson gave viewers some history on Dobbins’ backstory.
Johnson revealed Dobbins’ mother, Mya Grounds, became pregnant at the age of 18 with the football player.
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“She went to the doctor because she was thinking about aborting the baby, but changed her mind,” Johnson said.
“That baby turned out to be that young man — J.K. Dobbins — who she calls her ‘miracle baby.’”
Ohio State versus Michigan is always a popular game. This year it was the second most watched college football game of the season. Because of this, Johnson received praise from pro-life activist groups for drawing attention to this important issue.
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) December 2, 2019
“The baby turned out to be that young man… who she calls her ‘miracle baby.'”
— Live Action (@LiveAction) December 1, 2019
Others Twitter users also showed the announcer some love for sharing the inspiring story.
Powerful story just relayed by Gus Johnson about JK Dobbins’ mother choosing life.❤️
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 30, 2019
This is why abortion is awful, because you never know who that little baby will become! J. K. Dobbins brings joy to do many people and will go down as one of the best Running Backs for Ohio state and possible college football history! All because he was given a chance to LIVE! pic.twitter.com/IaaXXMbsMu
— Justin (@JpWeezy0341) November 30, 2019
I just heard the FOX announcer tell the story of how JK Dobbins was almost aborted, but his mother chose otherwise at the last minute. As a prolife Michigan fan, Dobbins is someone I will definitely cheer for from now on—after The Game is over. #ProLife #GoBlue
— Paul Mooney (@mimoonman21) November 30, 2019
Dobbins’ success on the field puts a dent in Planned Parenthood’s attempt to normalize abortions in media.
Movieguide® previously reported that Caren Spruch, the group’s Director of Arts and Entertainment Engagement, is the woman on the ground in Hollywood encouraging filmmakers to show the procedure as casual with no long-term consequences.
However, Dobbins’ mother’s decision shows that every child deserves the chance at life and to be the person that God intended for them to be.Do you enjoy articles like this? Click here to become a monthly partner and receive a copy of OVERCOMER on DVD!