Hurdler Brianna McNeal was set to defend her Olympic gold medal in Tokyo...and then she and her husband conceived a baby. 

McNeal had an abortion so she could continue to pursue her Olympic dreams. And she's not alone. The pressure of the world's highest athletic stage, college scholarship requirements, and lucrative endorsements has led pregnant athletes to have abortions.

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discuss the dark side of sports--a win-at-all-costs mentality that leads many athletes to choose a game over the life of their children. 

Steven Karlen, Campaign Director

Prior to joining the headquarters team, Steve directed several highly-successful 40 Days for Life campaigns in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. As campaign director, Steve helps local 40 Days for Life leaders build and improve life-saving efforts in their communities.