Singer and actress Nicole Scherzinger wants to encourage women to keep their babies — a pro-life stance she took public in a recent interview with the Daily Mail.
Explaining that her mom got pregnant with her at 17, the former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman said her grandparents simply wouldn’t allow her mother to consider ending the pregnancy.
“My mom got pregnant with me when she was 17 and had me when she was 18. She chose,” she said. “Her parents were never going to let her have an abortion. So I came out, so I just want to, you know, encourage everybody to keep your babies.”
Scherzinger’s comments came as she’s slated to play the role of Penny in ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” remake — a role the 38-year-old almost didn’t take due to her strong pro-life views, the Daily Mail reported.
If you’ll recall, the original 1987 film featured Penny having an illegal abortion, a fact that initially made the singer and her family members a bit uncomfortable.
“My Papa’s a Bishop and my family’s really hardcore against abortion,” she said. “So I got the role and I almost didn’t take it, because I didn’t want to promote abortion, because my character has an abortion.”
In the end, though, she said her family prayed about it and her grandfather said he believes she’s meant to take the role, with Scherzinger noting that she’s hopeful she can use the opportunity to be a “positive influence.”
“We decided that maybe I could be a voice, that I could shed some light on the subject without being preachy,” she said.
Read the entire interview here.
It’s certainly a bold stance in an industry that tends to embrace few if any pro-life sentiments. And, as we’ve already seen, not everyone is enjoying her remarks. Still, it’s admirable she’s speaking out and sharing her sincerely held views.
(H/T: Daily Mail)
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