We’ve featured Andrea Bocelli telling the story of how close his mother came to aborting him and what a beautiful story that was. Liveaction now tells the story of another famous singer, Celine Dion who came close to being aborted but thanks to a priest her mother turned away from that choice and gave birth to Celine.
Here’s the story and a beautiful duet to emphasise the point that we just don’t know who we might be aborting.
According to EWTN news:
Canadian music star Celine Dion has said that she credits her family’s parish priest for convincing her mother not to abort her.
Dion said her mother was initially devastated when she learned she was pregnant with Celine, the 14th child in the family, and she asked the priest if she could have an abortion. The priest upheld the teachings of the Catholic Church and told her that she could not abort her child.
“He told her that she had no right to go against nature,” she said. “So I have to admit that in a way, I owe my life to that priest.”
Dion added, “Once she got over her disappointment, my mother didn’t waste any time on self-pity, and loved me as passionately as she’d loved the last little one.”
Listen to them sing together, a song called “The Prayer.” And think about what the world would have lost had these two people been lost to abortion. Imagine what the world HAS lost because of over 50 million abortions in the US alone.