NEW YORK CITY – Singer Joy Villa turned heads at the 60th annual Grammy Awards with a dress that made an unmistakable pro-life statement.
She attended the awards show wearing a white dress that had a hand painted picture of an unborn child in the womb on it. She carried a white purse, also hand painted, that read “Choose life”.
“I’m a pro-life woman. This year I chose to make a statement on the red carpet like I always do,” she told Fox News on the red carpet. “I’m all about life.”
When the singer was 21 years old, she was in a relationship with an abusive partner when she found out she was pregnant. She knew she didn’t want to chose abortion, but was at a loss for where to turn. Then she saw an ad in the newspaper – a local family looking to adopt a child.
In an exclusive interview last year with Lifezette, she spoke more about her decision to choose adoption. “I knew I was in no position to raise that kid at 21,” Joy said. She didn’t have a support system and was worried about what her child’s life would look like. “I knew my baby deserved an actual happy family with means,” she said.
Joy worked with the American Adoption agency to arrange an open adoption. She still has contact with the adoptive family and her daughter. “It’s something I never regret,” she said in the interview. “Adoption shouldn’t be taboo anymore.”
Joy said that giving her baby girl up to another family was “one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but also one of the most beautiful.”