Earlier this month, Fox Sports reported that J.K. Dobbins, a star running back for Ohio State University’s football team, was a “miracle baby.”
Dobbins’s mother, Mya, became pregnant at age 18. While she visited a doctor’s office with an eye toward obtaining an abortion, she ultimately chose life for her son. Mya refers to J.K. as her “miracle baby.” Now a junior at Ohio State University, J.K. Dobbins has already accumulated the second-most rushing yards in the history of his school. He was considered a candidate for the Heisman Trophy, college football’s most prestigious individual award.
At New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, we are thankful that Mya chose life for her son. Also, Gus Johnson of Fox Sports is to be commended for his frank reporting on Mya’s decision. It is our prayer that the Lord will use this news story to change hearts and minds in regard to abortion. Perhaps J.K.’s story will cause viewers to consider the incredible potential of every unborn child. Not every baby will grow up to be a college football star, but every baby is a gift from God—unique, precious, and “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).