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.