Tonight the world mourns the loss of a visionary...a legend in the field of technology, but how many knew he was adopted?? Imagine if Steve Jobs hadn't been given the chance at life, imagine the loss of innovation and technology we would have in the world today. I do not own any Apple products,wish I could afford one, but a majority of people have used an Apple product or own one and the world knows of Apple products. Today we lost a man who changed the world for the better and made it easier to communicate and work.
Bound for Life has a great post in memorial,but also highlights the importance of each life and the decisions we make in our lives.Here is a clip from the post,which includes a quote from one of Jobs commencement speeches:
What will probably be talked about in coming days is Jobs’ adoption story. A choice his mother made for his life changed the way we live now. Called the Thomas Edison of this age, and sure to be studied in classes on creative genius, like the ones I took in graduate school, Jobs’ life was one made possible by adoption, the thing we know is the solution to abortion. Jobs told his story in a commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005:
It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.
Of course, Jobs’ success would have made any parent proud, but as the story points out, in today’s society, he would have been considered an inconvenience, perhaps not worthy of being born in the name of the mother’s choice:
The moral of the story is,we should not panic and choose abortion but should always consider adoption if we are unable to parent a child and raise them. For those who say, adoption is only an option for parenting but not for pregnancy and therefore choose to abort, you are acting selfishly. You are proabortion and not prochoice, because if you were truly prochoice you would choose the humane option and give your offspring a chance at life and a chance to succeed. Pregnancy is not a disease and the majority of women survive childbirth and have healthy babies. The sad thing is that 98% of those aborted are healthy fetus and the mothers are healthy,but just don't feel like being pregnant or raising a child. I hope you will remember the story of Steve Jobs and others who were adopted and went on to change the world for the better.
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