Friday, October 07, 2011

Steve Jobs: An Unexpected Pregnancy NOT Aborted

What would the world have been like had the Apple Computer founder never been born? Had a man like the late Steve Jobs, adopted as a newborn, been conceived in such an unwed mother in an age of Roe v. Wade, he would likely never had been born.

UPDATE 11/23/11: Steve Jobs wanted to find his birth mother to thank her "because I'm glad I didn't end up as an abortion. She was 23 and she went through a lot to have me."

-- From "Steve Jobs Changed the World: Adoption Changed His" by Ryan Bomberger, 10/6/11

Jobs was adopted as a baby and loved by his parents, Clara and Paul Jobs. The baby they took into their hearts and home had a purpose in life that would be unleashed by the powerful act of adoption.

. . . The nation’s largest abortion chain, aborting 340 children for every 1 woman that is referred for adoption, is the antithesis to this purpose. Planned Parenthood celebrates their founder who believed that “we are paying for and even submitting to the dictates of an ever increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.” Contrary to Margaret Sanger’s warped mentality that children are “marked when they’re born” as “diseased, delinquents, and felons”, none of us know the beautiful potential that every life possesses.

There are so many well-known adopted individuals that have impacted many of our lives in one way or another: Charles Dickens, George Washington Carver, Nat King Cole, Babe Ruth, Dave Thomas (Wendy’s), Bo Diddley (musician/performer), Dan O’Brien (Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist) and Faith Hill, just to name a few. Steve Jobs is among this list of infinite possibility. No matter the perceived worldly success of an adoptee, adoption is a loving act that transforms, not only the life of the child, but the entire family. And, sometimes, the world.

To read this entire opinion column, CLICK HERE.