Actor Jack Nicholson’s Big Pro-Life Surprise

For You From The Word

Your word is truth. (John 17:17)

For You To Think About

Jack NicholsonThree-time Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson (b. 1937) is a living Hollywood legend, known for his work as an actor, writer, director, and producer. Nicholson’s twelve Oscar nominations make him the second most-nominated actor of all time.

Yet in a departure from the widespread Hollywood mindset, Nicholson is staunchly pro-life. His mother, a showgirl, became pregnant with Nicholson as a teenager. Although her pregnancy was 75 years ago, she was encouraged to have an abortion. Instead, she chose life for her son. Nicholson was raised by his grandparents. It wasn’t until he was in his mid-thirties that Nicholson discovered his “sister” was actually his biological mother.

“I’m very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I’m positively against it,” said Nicholson. “I don’t have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life.”

It may be a surprise that a Hollywood icon so boldly expressed this kind of gratitude and courage. Nicholson’s sentiment reveals a deep respect for the gift of life. At the same time, the actor demonstrated courage taking a stand so contrary to Hollywood’s unrelenting endorsement of choice.

God’s truth is stronger than the illusory power of the world’s institutions like the movie industry. That truth has prevailed in the issue of life for Jack Nicholson.

For You To Pray

Loving Father,
Thank You for Your truth: life is precious. Move in not only the movie industry, but also the rest of our nation, to value life and appreciate it. Give both celebrities and the not-so-famous the courage to stand for life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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