During the telecast of Ohio State University’s rivalry football game against the University of Michigan on Saturday, it was revealed on national television that the school’s record-breaking running back was nearly aborted.
Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins was the center of attention Saturday as he rushed for a career-high 211 yards and four touchdowns against the rival Wolverines in Ann Arbor.
After Dobbins’ final touchdown of the game, broadcaster Gus Johnson told the Fox audience a little bit about Dobbins’ backstory.
Johnson explained that Dobbins’ mother, Mya Grounds, was pregnant with him at the age of 18.
“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.’”
As the Ohio State versus Michigan game was the second-most watched game of the college football season, Johnson’s comment drew praise from pro-life activists.
“Wow! A @CFBONFOX football announcer just shared that the mother of star @OhioState player, @Jkdobbins22, walked out of an abortion facility & rejected abortion after becoming pregnant at 18,” the pro-life activist group Live Action tweeted.
The pro-life advocacy group March for Life, which organizes the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., tweeted that Dobbins’ story is proof that “[e]very child deserves the chance to reach their full potential.”
Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott tweeted that “every child is a special gift who deserves to be welcomed into the world with open and loving arms.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith