Nicole Scherzinger, star of Disney’s Moana and singer for the Pussycat Dolls, is unapologetically Pro-Life. The star revealed her convictions in a recent interview with the Daily Mail.
The subject arose when Scherzinger was cast as Penny Johnson for ABC’s remake of Dirty Dancing. In the 1987 original, Penny, played by Cynthia Rhodes ends the Life of her preborn child in an illegal abortion. Penny is seriously injured by the abortionist, which means the main character, Baby, must step into the lead for a dance performance. Far from being a brief aside, the shocking abortion is a central plot point in the story. 38-year-old Scherzinger almost turned down the role because of the abortion storyline.
The actress explained to the Daily Mail the simple reasons for her unwavering commitment to the preborn: “My mum got pregnant with me when she was 17 and had me when she was 18. She chose.” Scherzinger’s mother might have chosen abortion if not for her strongly Pro-Life parents. “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.”
Because her strong Pro-Life beliefs come from her family, she consulted them about playing Penny and her mixed feelings. At first, her family was opposed to her acting in the role. However, after prayer, her grandfather, who is a Christian preacher, said the part was “what she was meant to do.”
Scherzinger explains further, “We decided that maybe I could be a voice, that I could shed some light on the subject without being preachy.” Penny’s near-death experience does indeed shed light on the abortion industry. Illegal abortions are by no means the only dangerous ones. The list of women the abortion industry has killed or seriously injured continues to grow. Hopefully, Scherzinger’s powerful Pro-Life voice will bring much needed attention to the dangers women face at the hands of abortionists.
Hollywood actors are notorious for promoting their friends at Planned Parenthood, so Nicole Scherzinger’s candid interview about her Pro-Life convictions comes as a breath of fresh air. Last year Frasier star Kelsey Grammer confirmed his commitment to the preborn. Grammer and his wife, Kayte, shared pictures of their Pro-Life tee shirts. Stars who stand for Life are a needed counterbalance to the overwhelmingly anti-Life industry. Hopefully, as more notable actors speak out, others will be encouraged to join.