RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011
"Steve Jobs was born on the 24th of February 1955 in San Francisco, California and one week later put up for adoption by his unmarried mother who was attending graduate school. Paul and Clara Jobs adopted and named him Steven with his biological parents later marrying and having Jobs sister, novelist Mona Simpson whom he didn’t meet until adulthood." www.investingvalue.com/investment-leaders/steve-jobs/inde...
"Jobs’ biological parents were Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah John Jandali. Although the details of Simpson and Jandali’s relationship have not been made public, we do know a good deal about Mr. Jandali. A Syrian immigrant, he came to the United States to pursue his higher education in 1949. According to The Daily Mail, he is now vice president of a casino in Reno, Nevada. At the time, however, Joanne’s parents would not allow the two to get married.
For that reason, Jobs was given up for adoption to his parents Paul and Clara Jobs.
Eighteen years later saw the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which paved the way for hundreds of millions of legal abortions to take place in the United States over the following years. In 1955, abortion was nowhere near as prevalent as it is today. It was primarily rejected by society as the termination of innocent life.
Instead, adoptions were preferred. 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?"