He was also adopted, and not aborted.
Not every mother considering abortion should instead place her baby for adoption, but consider this:
"Adoptions ensure that children are given life. Jobs’ adoption was very beneficial, creating and shaping him into the leader that he would later become.
What would a world look like in which Steve Jobs had been aborted?
Out of the 52 million abortions in the US in the past 38 years, how many other Jobs’s have we extinguished?" source, emphasis added
The world we live in now has been infinitely changed by this man and his courageous birthmom who chose to give him the opportunity to do so. We are especially grateful this day for all birthparents who made that same impossibly difficult decision.
I blogged about Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement speech before, but today I think it would be appropriate to watch it again and glean from this man just a small portion of what he gave to us. Rest in peace, Steve, and may your family be blessed in this difficult time!