The college football game between Ohio State and Michigan became more important than a regular game on Saturday. Indeed, the matchup taught the nation much more than whether the Buckeyes or the Wolverines are better at football.

During a live airing of the game, Sportscaster Gus Johnson told the amazing story behind J.K. Dobbins’ birth. Dobbins is a junior football star at Ohio State University. Johnson’s focus on Dobbins was sparked by his record-setting game in which Dobbins ran 211 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns.

“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 she changed her mind. That baby turned out to be that young man, J.K. Dobbins who she calls her miracle baby,” Johnson informed viewers. 

The game, which Ohio State won 56-27, propelled Dobbins into the 2nd spot for all-time career rushing yards in Ohio State’s history with 4,113 total yards rushed during his college football career. 

After the game, Dobbins tweeted out, “All glory to God.” 

Now according to RedState, some pro-abortion proponents were outraged at Johnson recounting Dobbins’ history. 

Though it’s confounding as to why someone could be outraged at this heartening story, it does reveal the illogic of the Left on this topic. 

“My body, my choice,” pro-abortion activists scream. “No uterus, no opinion,” they shout. But this story reveals that abortion doesn’t just impact one woman. There is a second life involved, that of the preborn baby. It’s a fact that if Dobbins’ mom Mya had chosen to abort him, he wouldn’t be the star football player he is today because his life would have been ended.

Abortion always affects both a mom and a baby. 

If the story of Dobbins seems familiar, it may be because you’re remembering the Superbowl television commercial that Focus on the Family aired with Tim Tebow back in 2010. If you recall, Pam Tebow rejected a doctor’s advice to abort Tim. Stories like this seem all to common. 

Now, the pro-life argument is not utilitarian. Unborn babies shouldn’t be protected only because they may be successful and contribute to society as adults. Every life is infinitely valuable irrespective of what they may or may not contribute to society. 

Yet, it is saddening to consider how many star football players, doctors, surgeons, researchers, scholars and professors have been lost due to abortion. 

Indeed, back in 2011 future-president Donald Trump explained that seeing the success of those who were almost aborted was one of the reasons he became pro-life after many years of calling himself pro-choice. 

In an interview with David Brody on CBN, Trump said, “I’m pro-life, but I changed my view a number of years ago. One of the reasons I changed — one of the primary reasons — a friend of mine’s wife was pregnant, in this case married. She was pregnant and he didn’t really want the baby. And he was telling me the story. He was crying as he was telling me the story. He ends up having the baby and the baby is the apple of his eye. It’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to him. And here was a baby that wasn’t going to be let into life.”

Brody followed up by asking whether those stories changed his view, to which Trump replied, “That changed my view as to abortion. Absolutely. Yes.” 

Stories of babies who were almost aborted seem to pop up frequently. We can all be thankful that Mya chose life for her son J.K. And let’s all continue to pray for the end of abortion worldwide.

The author of this piece was born 11 weeks early at 29-weeks weighing 2 lbs and 15 ozs. You can read more about his story here

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