Olympian Sanya Richards Ross reveals the heart wrenching decision to have an abortion before the Beijing Olympics in new book Chasing Grace.
The Christian athlete said she and her husband, Aaron Ross (a former NYG cornerback), made the decision together during a phone call.
“Everything I ever wanted seemed to be within reach,” SRR wrote … “The culmination of a lifetime of work was right before me.”
“In that moment, it seemed like no choice at all. The debate of when life begins swirled through my head, and the veil of a child out of wedlock at the prime of my career seemed unbearable. What would my sponsors, my family, my church, and my fans think of me?”
The mommy to be shared with espnW her reason for sharing about her abortion in the book.
“The name of the book is called ‘Chasing Grace.’ Chasing is something I’ve been doing all my life. I’m chasing gold medals; I’m chasing records, and chasing the best version of myself. So, for me, if I didn’t share the toughest moment in my life where I felt God’s grace the most, it would be disingenuous to this journey. I think there are lots of young girls who experience this especially female athletes. I look forward to having more discussions about it and helping young women heal from it.”
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