The Christian actress turned to God right before the procedure and His answer was clear.
Stacey Dash first shot to notoriety in the 1990s with a breakout role in the feature film - and follow-on TV series - Clueless. Now better known for her conservative political commentary on Fox News, she still keeps her hand in the acting game and has a part in the coming film about the monumental Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in America: Roe v. Wade.
Dash is also coming out with a new book - There Goes My Social Life - in which she details her turbulent upbringing. As a child growing up in the Bronx, she was first molested at the tender age of four, and later ended up in physically abusive relationships and drug addiction.
In her 20s, she was in a desperate emotional place when she became pregnant. Dash tells People magazine she did not want to go through with it and was in the clinic preparing for an abortion when the Lord intervened.
"When I got pregnant, I was doing a lot of drugs and I didn't want to live. I wanted to die. I was going to have an abortion. I was crying and I said to God, 'Please tell me what to do.' And God told me, 'Keep your son.' I ripped the IV out of my arm and I said, 'I'm keeping my son.'"
Dash later gave birth to that child, Austin, who is now 25 years old. She said about him in a recent social media post, "Thank you Jesus for my Knight...so grateful." Amen to that!
Her book will be out in a few days and you can find out more about it via this link. The movie, Roe v. Wade, from the writer/director team of Cathy Allyn and Nick Loeb, is not faith-based per se, but it does tell the story of the ruling from a pro-life perspective and, in addition to Dash, stars Christian actors Jon Voight and Corbin Bernsen. It is scheduled to come out this year, though an exact release date has yet to be announced.