Olympic Champion Rescues Baby From Abortion

A year later, at 19-years-old, she told Yahoo Sports even more about baby Klaressa. Her cousin had wanted to abort Klaressa, but didn’t have the $500 to pay for it. When she asked for money, Shields refused, writer Kevin Iole reported. “I told her I didn’t believe in abortion and so I wasn’t giving her any money to do that,” Shields stressed. When her cousin later raised $400, she again asked for Shields’ help – to pay for the last $100.  That’s when Shields pointed to another option. Read more here.     gettyimages-497919812edit_custom-97a9d25a733cc0833b25772d9f72d37dfd705a4a-s900-c85