All life has inherent worth, and all life is especially equal inside the womb, so I share this story not to be like “Thank goodness, Stephen Curry made it!” while ignoring the tens of millions of post-Roe babies that did not.
The fact that Stephen Curry plays basketball really well is not a testament to his worth, though it is a testament to the fact that his teenage mother could never have predicted what her unborn son would have turned out to be. I am glad Stepheen Curry was able to lead a full life and enjoy countless successes. I wish all children had that opportunity.
Promoting her new book, mom Sonya Curry opened up on various radio shows and podcasts about her experience with abortions as a high school student, which included aborting a previous child before becoming pregnant once again at a young age. The Daily Wire covered those interviews in a recent article:
“‘There could be no Stephen. If I would have gone through that there would have been no Wardell Stephen Curry II, and ya know, God had a plan for that child,” she [Sonya Curry] told pastor and host Luke Norsworthy in a separate podcast, according to LiveAction.
“And, just the Spirit interceding at that moment, in a way that I didn’t even know at the moment was happening, just spoke to again, the purpose of faith … that, okay, I don’t want to make this decision, because that would have been the second time,” she continued. “And I don’t want to make that decision again, and now I just gotta trust God to move forward with me having this child.”
Speaking to Hill earlier this month on “Jemele Hill is Unbothered,” Sonya said she aborted a baby during her high school years. “[I was] dating, you know, the older guy when I was in high school leading into college and making the decision about terminating a pregnancy,” the 55-year-old said, according to Yahoo! “Telling those stories and just reliving those feelings that I kind of suppressed and pushed down for a long time … you wonder did it mess them up at some point?’”
Sure, this woman is trading on her son’s name and writing a book no one wanted or cared about, but if the idea of saving her son’s life resonates with others, then let’s take the win for a moment. This woman is opening up and sharing a powerful message about the consequences of abortion. She easily could have had a second abortion and it would have been the end of Stephen before he ever dribbled a basketball or sank a three-pointer.
How many others like him have been destroy in utero? How many Mozarts, Einsteins, and even just decent human beings have been murdered because people like Sonya were loose in high school and considered abortion as just something you did if you got pregant?
It is also worth commenting on that part of her quote includes saying that “God had a plan for that child.” It is cruel to suggest that only certain lives have been included in God’s plans, or that playing a sport at an elite level is somehow more valuable than being a stay-at-home parent or moral individuals, so I will couch my praise for this woman by noting her self-talk is nothing more than trying to mentally, emotionally, and psychologically justify the murder of a previous kid. By implicitly saying God didn’t have a plan for that other child, she takes the burden away from herself.
Hailey Sanibel fiercely loves freedom. She equally detests evil and stupidity, both of which are out of control in the modern world. She is a regular contributor at The Blue State Conservative.
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