In an interview with National Review, high-profile Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh said that the coronavirus outbreak is a “message” from God and that abortion is a “horrendous” stain upon the society that has been placed in suspended animation by the unusual viral infection.
According to the York Dispatch, Harbaugh also said that the generation of players he is currently coaching are less self-involved and think less about themselves and more about the environment and other people.
Harbaugh, one of the most famous college football coaches in a nation that lionizes the job, said, “Even now, as we all go through what we’re going through with COVID-19, I see people more concerned about others. More prayerful. As I said, God has virtually stopped the world from spinning. I don’t think it’s coincidence – my personal feeling, living a faith-based life, this is a message or this is something that should be a time where we grow on our faith for reverence and respect for God.
“You see people taking more of a view of sanctity of life. And I hope that can continue. I hope that continues and not just in this time of crisis or pandemic.
Finally, of the issue that remains one of the most controversial on the entire American landscape, he said: “We talk about sanctity of life, yet we live in a society that aborts babies. There can’t be anything more horrendous.”
According to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research organization, there were approximately 862,320 abortions performed in the U.S. in 2017. In that year, 26,630 abortions were performed in Michigan.