TMZ has come out with a story about why world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather and Shantel Jackson broke up. They had been engaged. Mayweather had even bought Jackson a ten-million-dollar diamond engagement ring.
Floyd Mayweather says he broke off his engagement with Shantel Jackson because she got an ABORTION without his blessing … this according to the boxer’s social media pages.
Floyd’s Facebook page AND his Instagram account each displayed an image of what appears to be ultrasound results and analysis showing at least two fetuses.
The document was accompanied by a caption that read, “The real reason me and Shantel Christine Jackson @missjackson broke up was because she got a abortion, and I’m totally against killing babies. She killed our twin babies.”
Looking at Mayweather’s Wikipedia entry, he doesn’t strike me as a supremely admirable guy. Perhaps I am wrong, but that’s the impression I get. I certainly am not going to claim him as a conservative or Christian icon at this point.
But I have to wonder how many in TMZ’s audience actually think he did something ignoble or wrong to Shantel Jackson by breaking up with her.
Just think about that for a moment.
There are people—you know it is true—who think that a man breaking up with a woman because she had an abortion (or even a double abortion) is scandalous and shameful, while having an abortion is no big deal.
So what are they thinking? They must be thinking that it is wrong to abandon a woman. They must be thinking that the man owes faithfulness to the woman so that he should stand by her.
But a mother doesn’t owe those things to her babies?
It is OK for a mother to abandon her offspring and get them killed. The mother owes no faithfulness to her babies to obligate her to stand by them.
We live in a morally perverse world.