by Elizabeth Tanguay
Recently, the famous blind Italian musician Andrea Bocelli revealed that he was almost aborted. Fortunately for the music world and for his fans, he was not.
Here is a beautiful clip of him playing the piano and telling his story. (It’s in Italian but there are subtitles):
This is what he shared with the audience in the video:
“A young pregnant wife has been hospitalized for a simple attack of appendicitis. The doctors had to apply some ice on her stomach, and when the treatments ended, the doctors suggested she abort the child. They told her it was the best solution because the baby would be born with some disability. But the young brave wife decided not to abort and the child was born. That woman was my mother, and I was the child.
Maybe I’m partisan, but I can say it was the right choice. And I hope this could encourage many mothers that sometimes find themselves in difficult situations, in those moments when life is complicated, but want to save the life of their baby.”
Hey, maybe I’m partisan too, but I know of two young people in my church who are adopted. Their birth mother could have aborted them too, but she gave them life. And I can say that this brother and sister are also very glad that their mother made that choice.
We are all survivors of the abortion holocaust. Our mothers chose life. And I think they made the right choice too. To see more stories like this, please visit www.IAmWholeLife.org.
A note from uOSFL: While it would certainly be a loss to the music community to lose Mr. Bocelli, we must remember that every aborted child never has the chance to be missed. Whether they might have grown up to be prodigies of some sort, of just to be regular people, they are missing. And the number of missing children is frightening because when we grieve them, we don’t even know what we miss.