A word of warning for those who are reading this: I am a Michigan fan and I don’t like Ohio State.
However, some stories transcend sports rivalries.
This past Saturday, a story came to light during the Michigan-Ohio State football game that was much bigger than football.
Michigan and Ohio State have been longtime rivals, and that rivalry has defined generations of college football.
Unfortunately for Michigan fans like myself, Ohio State trounced Michigan in the game.
However, there was a touching story about Ohio State’s star running back that made the loss sting a little less.
J.K. Dobbins is the second all-time leading rusher in the history of the program; he ran all over Michigan’s defense on Saturday. He ended the game with 211 yards and four touchdowns.
It was a dominating performance…and that performance would have never happened if his mother had had an abortion when she was just 18 years old.
Play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson relayed a story about Dobbin’s mother coming close to aborting her son when she was pregnant with him at 18.
Johnson told a national audience that “J.K. Dobbins’ mom, Mya, became pregnant when she was 18 years old. She went to the doctor because she was thinking about aborting the baby, but changed her mind.
That baby turned out to be that young man, J.K. Dobbins, who she calls her miracle baby.”
The touching story is likely to anger many pro-abortion advocates who have no problem celebrating abortions and condemn those who don’t celebrate with them.
Stories like Dobbins’ would never be possible if they had their way.
There are many stories similar to Dobbins’ own that don’t get attention in the media as they should.
Take this one from Special Olympian and actor Frank Stephens. Stephens gave this testimonial.:
I am not a research scientist. However, no one knows more about life with Down syndrome than I do. Whatever you learn today, please remember this: I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living.
Sadly, across the world, a notion is being sold that maybe we don’t need research concerning Down syndrome. Some people say prenatal screens will identify Down syndrome in the womb and those pregnancies will just be terminated. It’s hard for me to sit here and say those words. I completely understand that the people pushing this particular “final solution” are saying that people like me should not exist. That view is deeply prejudiced by an outdated idea of life with Down syndrome… I don’t feel I should have to justify my existence.
Democrats have castigated lawmakers in states like Georgia and Alabama for passing laws that basically outlaw abortion within their states. Many celebrities and corporations threatened to boycott the states.
In Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam spoke in favor of a bill that was being proposed in the Virginia House of Delegates. The bill permitted the killing of a baby up until the point of birth. However, that bill wasn’t radical enough for Northam. He went even further. He expressed support for killing a baby AFTER it is born. When asked about his position on the issue, Northam said:
“When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of the mother, with the consent of physicians, more than one physician by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus which is non-viable. So, in this particular example, if the mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if this is what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physician and the mother.”
If Northam and the liberal activists had their way, J.K. Dobbins wouldn’t have been on that football field on Saturday, and his mother would have been deprived of her “miracle baby.”
It’s a small story, but it’s a perfect reminder that every life has meaning.