The following comes from a September 3 story on Life Site News.
Newspaper wedding announcements often include details like the bride’s dress, the wedding party, how the couple met, and the romantic proposal that took her breath away. But the New York Times’ announcement of Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem and Faith Rein’s wedding contained an unusual tidbit: the happy couple’s previous abortion.
A writer at the feminist website Jezebel.com calls that inclusion a sign of “real social progress.”
On Friday, the Times published “Taking Their Very Sweet Time,” which chronicled the NBA couple’s 14 years from meeting to marriage.
The two became a couple at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Faith, a track star and deep thinker, grew up in a stable, suburban Virginia home, the child of “a black Baptist mother and a Jewish father.”
Haslem, the captain of the Miami Heat, calls himself “a ghetto kid” whose mother never married his father.
The odd couple began dating seriously in May 2001. By spring 2002, she became pregnant.
“I am not a huge fan of abortion, but we both had sports careers, plus we could not financially handle a baby,” Haslem told the Times.
Haslem was already paying support for a child he fathered during high school, Kedonis, now 14.
Rain remembered that “Udonis appreciated that I was willing to have an abortion.” She said her abortion made her love Haslem even more, because she “found him caring, supportive, nurturing.”
“I saw another side of him during that difficult time and fell deeply in love,” she told the Times. “He had a big heart.”
The two had a son, Josiah, in January 2007, before tying the knot in a “nondenominational seaside ceremony” at a Palm Springs resort on August 24.
Doug Barry at Jezebel wrote that the story’s forthright treatment of abortion – as well as cohabitation and illegitimacy – signals that “a vast majority of Times readers (at the very least) recognize that having an abortion is a completely legitimate option.”
To read the original story, click here.
A few months ago, one of the commentators on “The Cycle” ( I believe that his name is Tuori, or something like that.) admitted that he and his girlfriend had aborted their child. It was supposed to be a defiant, “in your face” admission that dared anyone to question the act of killing their child. It was only pathetic. I did not feel anger toward him. Only great pity for him, the girlfriend and the child. The day will come when they will say, “What have we done?” as many are asking themselves now.
Yes, Adolfo, and now they have told the whole world and their young son is bound to find out and wonder why he was allowed to survive. All the money they made, and they could not “handle it financially”. Just pathetic!
Surprised anyone? The NBA is full of thugs and criminals so this is small potatoes for these guys. It’s only an unborn human. Big deal – right?
Now we know why he waited 14 years. Why pay for the cow when you get the milk for free. They are both disgusting…
One more reason why my husband and most of our family no longer attend sports events. Besides decadent half times in many cases, who wants to see a ball player on steroids who is said to be a better hitter or ball player than one years ago who did it by his own muscle power. Most of it is phony and they get millions for it.
I am not saying Haslem takes steroids but many of them do.
Let us pray for all of us. We are all sinners. Jesus loves Udonis, Faith, and their children more than we can imagine. May we meet in Heaven, rejoicing in His mercy.