Had Abortion Been Legal in 1950s, Maybe No iPhone for You

20150429_161819_Beech_Down_Dr[1]In his biography Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson tells the story of Jobs’ biological single mother being pregnant with him in 1954, apparently an unwanted pregnancy.

He writes, “Nor was abortion an easy option in a small Catholic community. So in early 1955, Joanne traveled to San Francisco, where she was taken into the care of a kindly doctor who sheltered unwed mothers, delivered their babies, and quietly arranged closed adoptions.”

Isaacson implies that, were it not for that small Catholic community – in addition to the fact that abortion was illegal at that time – Steve Jobs could have been aborted.

In other words, had abortion been legal in 1954, that iPhone, iPad and Mac of yours may never have existed.

Jobs was glad he wasn’t aborted as well. “I wanted to meet my biological mother mostly to see if she was okay and to thank her, because I’m glad I didn’t end up as an abortion,” he told Isaacson.

Imagine the wonderful things that don’t exist because, after abortion was legalized in 1973, all those would-be Steve Jobs got aborted.

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