1) The doctor insisted that she have an abortion because her child was likely to have a disability. She decided to have her baby anyway and gave birth to Andrea Bocelli, one of the world’s foremost Italian tenors.
2) A parish priest convinced her to continue her pregnancy, despite her fears and her desire for an abortion. She had 13 children already and was devastated to learn that she was pregnant again. Her devastation did not last, however, when she gave birth to Celine Dion, who has become the best selling Canadian singer of all time.
We live in a society that feverishly works to quantify and calculate human potential, and those who appear less likely to have a meaningful and healthy existence are often in danger of having their lives cut short by abortion. “It’s between a woman and her doctor,” they say. But how many countless times have women and their doctors come to an inaccurate diagnosis of one’s potential?
We will NEVER be able to truly measure human potential and wellbeing, and everyone deserves an equal chance to live and thrive with whatever talents or “set-backs” they bring into this world with them.
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