Perhaps we can recognize the significance of today by sharing a story.
Over half of American homes now have at least one Apple product in them. I am typing this in an MacBook Pro and my iPhone and iPad are sitting nearby. Each of my girls have an iPod and one of my daughters bought herself an iPhone.
Steve Jobs has made a huge technological "splash" in the world through his leadership at Apple.
But abortion could have eliminated all of this technology.
Steve was given up for adoption in 1955 by his unwed mother, Joanne Shieble. Abortion was not an easy option in the small Catholic community where she lived so she ultimately took shelter in San Francisco under the care of a doctor who provided for unwed mothers, delivered their babies, and arranged for adoptions.
Steve was always told about his birth mother but he never tryied to connect with her under his mom, Clara Jobs, died in 1986.
He said he didn't want his adoptive parents to feel like they weren't his parents. But after the death of his mom, he felt ready to meet his birth mom. He told his biographer, "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. She was twenty-three and she went through a lot to have me."
If abortion had been legal - I wonder what the world would have missed.
And so today - I offer a "Sad Birthday" on the 40th anniversay of Roe v Wade, and I wonder how many other potential Steve Jobs have been eliminated through abortion. Centainly many of the 55 million aborted babies would have made an impact on all of our lives.