Golden State Warriors player Stephen “Steph” Curry is considered one of the NBA’s greatest players and is a beloved member of the Curry family. During a recent interview with Christian Pastor Luke Norsworthy, Stephen’s mother Sonya Curry shared details from her new book, “Fierce Love: A Memoir of Family, Faith, and Purpose,” including the revelation that she had originally scheduled an abortion when she learned she was pregnant with Stephen, but ultimately changed her mind.
Her pregnancy with Stephen was unplanned, and Curry decided to schedule an abortion at Planned Parenthood. However, she decided not to go in for the abortion procedure; one media outlet stated that Curry was standing outside of the abortion facility when she knew she wouldn’t go through with it. One of the reasons she reconsidered the abortion, she said, was that she had previously undergone an abortion when she was in high school, dating an older man, and preparing to go to college. When she became pregnant unexpectedly a second time (this time the father was NBA player Dell Curry), she knew she didn’t want to have another abortion.
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“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 told Norsworthy. “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 and […] that, ‘Okay I don’t want to make this decision, because that would have been the second time 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.'”
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She knew that with faith, she just had to make “this one right decision” to keep her baby, and leave the rest up to God. In a podcast interview with Jemele Hill, she revealed that, in an effort to be honest with her children about the struggles of life that exist, she has told Stephen that she considered aborting him.
Ultimately, it isn’t that the NBA and its fans would have missed out on a star player that’s the reason Curry’s decision against abortion should be celebrated. While the joy Curry brings to NBA fans is noteworthy and makes it hard to imagine that he may have been killed before he was even born, his life has been valuable since the moment he came into existence at fertilization solely because he is a human being. No human being should be denied their right to life because every human being is created by God in His image with a purpose and a plan.
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