Football announcer praises mom of college football star for walking out of abortion clinic

Nov 16, 2019; Ohio State Buckeyes running back J.K. Dobbins (2) rushes for a touchdown against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Piscataway, NJ. (Noah K. Murray/ USA TODAY Sports )

A rare, public display of pro-life sentiment during a college football game last weekend may have given some pregnant women pause about ending the lives within them.

As described by The National Review, a sports announcer took a moment on Saturday to recognize the mother of Ohio State Buckeyes star running back J’Kaylin Dobbins, noting that she had considered an abortion while pregnant with her now-accomplished son but walked out of the abortion clinic without having the procedure.

She now calls Dobbins her “miracle baby.”

“J.K. Dobbins’s mom, Mya, became pregnant when she was 18 years old,” Fox Sports announcer Gus Johnson said Saturday. “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,” the announcer said.

Dobbins surmounted records during the Buckeyes’ 56-to-27 win against the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, moving to second place on Ohio State’s all-time rushing list.

The “miracle baby” scored four touchdowns, including a spectacular 33-yard run, and ended the game with 211 yards on 31 carries, a career high.

Dobbins gave credit to his creator for the new record after the game, tweeting, “All Glory to God.”

Dobbins was born in La Grange, Texas in 1998. His mother completed a finance degree during his childhood.


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