Did anyone else hear the story about J.K. Dobbins as told by FOX sports announcer Gus Johnson? (Gus was roundly and unfairly criticized on social media for it afterward).
Dobbins is the star running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes and he had a monster game against rival Michigan in early December. At one point late in the game Dobbins score one of his several touchdowns on the day and Gus said:
"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."
Being a Buckeye fan, I was fortunate enough to hear this story firsthand during the live broadcast of the game. What a proud and poignant moment that story was! Afterward, many pro-abortion people said Gus crossed the line in telling that story - disclosing personal details about JK and his mom, etc.
My reaction to that criticism = if it was "too personal" or somehow otherwise inappropriate, the story wouldn't have first been shared with Gus in the first place. Kudos to Gus for getting this out there. Kudos to Mya for having the courage to fully contemplate her decision before making the choice that she couldn't take back. And shame (or whatever word you can come up with which is the opposite of 'kudos') on anyone who vilifies either of them for publicly sharing this detail.
Not every baby who survives his or her mother's initial decision to get an abortion is going to turn into an all-pro athlete or someone with a significant impact on society, but who knows how many of these truly inspirational people who otherwise would have been a bright light we have sadly lost never to have known or realized their real-world impacts?