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College Football’s “Miracle Baby”

Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins is an inspiring story of a mom who chose life.

Last weekend had its share of fascinating stories from what’s traditionally known as “Rivalry Week.” From Auburn trouncing Alabama in a game for the ages to Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm praying with running back D’Andre Swift after Swift suffered an apparent shoulder injury.

The most inspiring story from last weekend – arguably the most moving story from the whole college football season – came in the middle of a call in Saturday’s Ohio State-Michigan game, when Fox announcer Gus Johnson told how Ohio State running back J. K. Dobbins’ mom contemplated aborting her son when she found out she was pregnant at 18. Instead, Mya Grounds chose life.

Here’s a short clip of Dobbin’s powerful story:

It’s almost a throwaway moment, a simple comment after a touchdown. Eighteen year old Mya Grounds gets pregnant, decides to keep the baby, and how he’s scoring touchdowns for the number one team in college football (as of this writing).

We often hear the argument from the pro-life movement that we’ll never know how many people who otherwise would have changed the world have been aborted. Though your views on God’s sovereignty may affect that argument somewhat, it’s an effective thought exercise.

Regardless of how you feel about Ohio State or college football in general, it’s hard not to root for J. K. Dobbins. He’s proof positive that making the choice for life is a wise decision. May more mothers-to-be choose life.

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