STEVE JOBS was a creative genius who changed the world with his visionary work. He was the founder of the revolutionary [US technology] company Apple that has changed the way we communicate forever. He must rank among the greatest industrial innovators the world has seen. His contribution to society is immense.
Born in 1955, his destiny and his ability to affect people globally, may never have happened. Steve Jobs was born out of wedlock and adopted into a loving home by Clara and Paul Jobs.
… as we [continue to mourn the passing] of Steve Jobs we should remember with gratitude the heroic birth mother who in the face of possible pressure to terminate Steve’s life chose life. We should reflect with gratitude on his adoptive parents who provided Steve with a loving home and nurtured his outstanding talents.
His life is a reminder of the value of every human being made in the image and likeness of our Creator, a unique and unrepeatable miracle of His loving creation sent into this world with a special plan to fulfil.
It is an appalling tragedy that in New Zealand nearly 18,000 unborn children each year have their lives terminated in our nation’s hospitals. They are deemed to be of little worth. How many of these children would have made an outstanding contribution to society if only they had been allowed to live. Each one of these children came with special gifts to enrich our society.
We should in sorrow mourn our irreparable loss. In 2009 there were only 43 babies adopted in New Zealand i.e. one adoption for every 408 abortions. Why do we as a nation have such antipathy to adoption?
Abortion, the killing of the child in the womb is part of a culture of death. Adoption the positive option is part of a culture of life, let us be inspired by the life of Steve Jobs and make the promotion of adoption a national priority.
Source: Right to Life New Zealand Inc. Media Release 9 October 2011.