During a Fortnite Twitch stream in June, Ninja (real name Tyler Blevins) explained his mother was advised to have an abortion by doctors and medial professionals – all because they theorized he might have “spina bifida or Down Syndrome.” His mom said no and went forward with the birth. Several months later, Ninja was born without any defects or issues. “My mom is a saint and an angel, and I love her to death,” he said. “And it’s one of those things where had she listened to one of those doctors or even one of those people, you guys wouldn’t be here. No one would be in this room.”
Ninja has 14 million young followers on Twitch and 22 million on YouTube. He is probably not a conservative – but it doesn’t matter. Millions of people heard a story of a mom choosing life over convenience. She chose to have her son, and now he has made an incredible impact in the world. With 22 million followers, it’s likely there is someone weighing a tough pregnancy decision in his audience – hearing a story like Ninja’s may influence them to choose life. Even if one life is saved as a result of Ninja speaking truth in his stream, he is a hero in my book.
Our generation needs to co-opt influencers like Ninja. He probably doesn’t subscribe to or agree with every conservative viewpoint, but who cares? Speaking the truth about abortion on such a massive platform is tremendous. If Gen Z can see a different perspective from what the media, democratic politicians and their school teachers tell them – it’s a huge win.
Gen Z can be the generation that rejects abortion and chooses life. Let’s fight this evil together.
Photo Credits: Escapist Magazine.