Actress and Single Mom Emelia Brobbey: I Refused to Abort My Son

International   |   Emily Derois   |   May 10, 2016   |   10:18AM   |   Accra, Ghana

Ghanaian actress Emelia Brobbey recently revealed that her pregnancy with her first son was a surprise but she refused to abort him, Ghana Web reports.

Brobbey was attending the Kibi Teachers College of Education when she became pregnant. Despite pressure to abort, she chose life. Originally, her decision was motivated by fear of a botched abortion; however, now the mother expresses her love for her son, who is a thriving teenager, according to the report.

It is inspiring to hear celebrities speaking about the beauty of life. In fact, there are several celebrities who speak openly regarding their pro-life stance. For example, Patria Heaton – former star in the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond – has consistently spoken in defense of unborn life. When asked about her opinion on abortion, Heaton explained: “I find it impossible to subscribe to a philosophy that believes that the destruction of human life is a legitimate solution to a problem that is mostly social, economic and psychological. In reality, most women ‘choose’ abortion because they believe they have no other choice.”

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LifeNews previously reported on Heaton’s many accomplishments, particularly regarding the pro-life issue: “Heaton is an Emmy-winning actress and mother of four who became chairwoman of Feminists for Life of America in 1998. This extraordinary organization seeks a return to the intelligent, virtuous, moral, and pro-life principles of early American feminists such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.”

Fortunately, there are beautiful stories of celebrities who either chose life or continue to defend it. Brobbey’s story serves as an encouraging reminder of the potential each life has, despite the difficulty of the situation the child is born into. Read more here about influential female celebrities who are making a difference in the pro-life movement.