Sonya Curry, mom of NBA star point guard Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors, is back in the news this week after interviewing with the “Your Mom” podcast with Ashley Adamson and Lisa McCaffrey, mother of the NFL’s Christian McCaffrey.
Earlier this year, Ms. Curry revealed in her memoir, “Fierce Love,” that she had considered aborting the future NBA standout, even going so far as to drive to a Planned Parenthood clinic. She is now a devout Christian who speaks openly about her faith.
In the course of the conversation, Sonya Curry shared the sober news that she aborted another child prior to almost aborting Stephan.
“So many people are struggling with [having an abortion],” she said. “It’s OK that you are struggling with it.”
One of the most pervasive lies of the Left is that few women who abort have regrets. It defies common sense. Abortion activists often cite the “Turnaway Study,” which worked with 30 abortion facilities and 1,000 women who either had an abortion or were “turned away” due to the gestational limits on their pregnancy. The final report suggested 95% of those studied were glad they aborted their baby.
First, abortion facilities cannot be trusted with anything, let alone honestly discussing regrets with women who have had abortions. But Michael J. New, a researcher and scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, has told the Christian Post significant problems exist with the report.
“The findings do not necessarily support the narrative that women who carry pregnancies to term fare less well than women who obtained abortions,” New said “It seems likely that the women who made themselves available for the study might have had either a higher level of decisional certainty or fewer moral qualms about obtaining an abortion, skewing the results.”
Sonya Curry shared it was her regret with her abortion prior to giving birth to Stephan that stopped her from making the same mistake again.
Fulton Oursler, the longtime senior editor of Reader’s Digest and author of “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” once said, “Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.”
Sonya Curry asked for forgiveness and turned her burden and grief over to the Lord. She realized there was nothing to fear.
“So God is just bringing it all together … You don’t have to carry a lot of judgment forever. My favorite Scripture says that all things get worked together for the good, and those called according to His purposes and praise Jesus. It all worked out. There’s Stephen, and look what he’s doing, and it’s just amazing to me.”
Steph Curry is beginning his 13th season with the Golden State Warriors this fall. He and his wife, Ayesha, are the proud parents of daughters Riley (9) and Ryan (6) and son Canon (3).
“Being a father kind of gives you something more to play for,” he said. “I think off the court, it just grounds you every day, because no matter if I have a good game, bad game, score 40, score 10, I think my daughter’s going to be happy to see me when I get home, and that kind of makes everything all right … So I rarely ever have a bad day, regardless of what happens on the court. It just gives you something more than basketball to kind of play and live for, and it’s pretty special. Obviously, every father would say pretty much the same thing about what their daughter or son means to them and how they impact their life.”