Thursday, October 6, 2011

Abortion, Adoption, and Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a titan in the electronic industry and generally a good man who inspired many people to also live their own dreams. He is and will be surely missed.

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!
"You've got to find what you love and that is as true for work as it is for lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you've found it." -Steve Jobs


An Ordinary Mom said...

I stumbled here...but I just want to say...thank you. Beautiful post!

Rachel said...

I'm glad that you stumbled here and that you enjoyed the post. Hope you stumble back again sometime!