Houston Texans superstar running back Arian Foster is the latest sports star to be involved in an abortion brouhaha, as his 20-year-old college student girlfriend is accusing him of pressuring her to get an abortion.
The news comes after a well-known NBA player was found to have made his girlfriend sign a contract to have an abortion.
In Foster’s case, he and his family are pressuring the young woman to have an abortion and she has retained an attorney to fight back. From Brietbart News:
Brittany Norwood, a senior at the University of Houston, told KHOU that “she didn’t know Foster was married with children when she had sex with him last summer.”
Norwood said she “fell in love” with Foster but Foster started sending her text messages to abort what she says is their their unborn child when he found out she was pregnant.
“He’s like, ‘You can’t have this, you can’t have this kid, like, we cannot bring a child into this, like, think about my kids,’” Norwood said.
One text message from Foster reportedly said: “You just can’t bring a life into this world under these circumstances. It’s not fair to anyone. It’s not just about you.”
Foster’s brother, Abdul, also told her to abort her unborn child.
“He’s like, ‘You know, if you loved Arian at all you would have an abortion because this child is going to ruin everything,'” Norwood said of Abdul. “’Like, our whole family will never accept this child.”
According to Norwood, the baby boy is due in June and “Foster hasn’t helped with her medical bills.” According to KHOU, she has filed a temporary restraining order against Foster and wants the court to force Foster to provide DNA, which she says will prove he is the father. She sold pictures of the two to TMZ and told that outlet that “she has already obtained a DNA test showing there’s a 99.9% probability that Arian is her baby daddy.”
NBA player J. J. Redick had his former girlfriend, Vanessa Lopez, sign what the press is calling an “abortion contract.” In it, a pregnant Lopez agreed to undergo an abortion. In return, Redick agreed to “attempt” to “establish and maintain a social and/or dating relationship” with Lopez “for a period of one year.” If Redick decided things weren’t working out, he would simply pay Lopez $25,000 and send her on her way.
If the claims against Foster are true, this is yet another sports star who is engaging in an entitlement mentality that sometimes goes along with the fame and money associated with playing. Fortunately, there are just as many pro-life sports stars who use their famous platform to promote good values, like Tim Tebow and Colin Kaepernick.