Toward the end of Ohio State’s win over the University of Michigan today, Fox announcer Gus Johnson shared a story about OSU running back J.K. Dobbins and his mother:
Powerful story just relayed by Gus Johnson about JK Dobbins’ mother choosing life.❤️
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 30, 2019
Here’s how it unfolded on the air:
This is why abortion is awful, because you never know who that little baby will become! J. K. Dobbins brings joy to do many people and will go down as one of the best Running Backs for Ohio state and possible college football history! All because he was given a chance to LIVE! pic.twitter.com/IaaXXMbsMu
— Justin (@JpWeezy0341) November 30, 2019
— casey cariker (@ccariker) November 30, 2019
Many thought it was a touching and important story:
Think about it. AJ Dobbins, the great Ohio State running backs mom, considered an abortion because she was an 18 year old mother. Thank you for making the right decision. @LiveAction @IngrahamAngle @TuckerCarlson
— Patrick Nash (@patrick_pnash) November 30, 2019
I just heard the FOX announcer tell the story of how JK Dobbins was almost aborted, but his mother chose otherwise at the last minute. As a prolife Michigan fan, Dobbins is someone I will definitely cheer for from now on—after The Game is over. #ProLife #GoBlue
— Paul Mooney (@mimoonman21) November 30, 2019
— Soloman (@wisdomofsoloman) November 30, 2019
Yeah, it’s almost as if Dobbins own Mother has told this story herself. Liberals going crazy with this & it’s beautiful.
— Ethan Crisp (@EthanCrisp) November 30, 2019
That’s for sure. The triggering was widespread:
Gus Johnson should owe big apologies after that comment he made about Dobbins mother almost aborting him?? Wtf
— Mikey Jerome (@MikeyJerome) November 30, 2019
Why is it necessary to discuss a mother’s reproductive choices to extol the talents of a brilliant player?
So weird. So stigmatizing. So WTF. pic.twitter.com/Txl5TYYcZh
— Jen Villavicencio, MD (@VillaviMD) November 30, 2019
That Gus Johnson anecdote about the almost abortion of JK Dobbins was a little tooooooooooooo much, dontcha think? Woof. #RoeVWade
— Mark Graham (@unclegrambo) November 30, 2019
Gus Johnson owes JK Dobbins and his mother an apology. How disgusting. @FOXSports
— here4theratio (@Here4theRatio2) November 30, 2019
Whoever that commentator is who just made comment about Dobbins mother pregnancy is a complete idiot (SMH).
— Badseed#14 (@14Badseed) November 30, 2019
Pretty damn inappropriate to hear the commentators discussing Dobbins mom “considering an abortion but decided not to. But that boy turned into this RB”. What. On. Earth. #OSUvsMICH
— scott.shapiro (@shapscott) November 30, 2019
Gus Johnson telling the story about J.K Dobbins mother considering aborting him was a fact I don't think anyone needed to hear…😮 pic.twitter.com/kIgFoHI57H
— mambajamba16 (@mambajamba16) November 30, 2019
Did fox just push an anti abortion message with jk dobbins? pic.twitter.com/kneas25nzg
— Cristel (@cristel_baller) November 30, 2019
Get rid of this commentator NOW!
Of all the things you could say about an athlete you chose to talk about how Dobbins mother at 18yo contemplated getting an abortion…but she didn't and that's how OhioState just scored?!? Gtfoh
ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?@OhioStateFB
— NeNe Pours (@NenePours) November 30, 2019
Dobbins is a talented player, but let’s just let him be talented. His mother’s decision was just that…HERS. We can’t take choice away from Ohio’s women bc of one feel good story about a football player.
— Nichole (@NicholeMarieZ) November 30, 2019