You don’t expect to hear a pro-life story while watching college football, but that’s exactly what happened on Saturday during the Ohio State-Michigan game.

Fox announcer Gus Johnson told a story about Ohio State star J.K. Dobbins, describing him as a “miracle baby” who narrowly escaped being death in utero by his mother.

“J.K. Dobbins’ mom, Mya, became pregnant when she was 18 years old,” he explained, right after Dobbins scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter. “She went to the doctor because she was thinking about aborting the baby but changed her mind. That baby turned out to be that young man — J.K. Dobbins, who she calls her ‘miracle baby.’”

What a touching, poignant story – and a reminder that life, even if it’s inconvenient, still has immeasurable value.

Watch it unfold below:

Image Credit: Sam Howzit on Flickr

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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