Andrea Bocelli’s Mother Advised to Abort Him

From across the room this morning, as he read from Sunday’s LA Times, Jerry said, “Andrea Bocelli will be at Staples Center on December 10th.”

My heart leaped. “How much are the seats?” I asked. He didn’t know, so I quickly found the information on the internet. My heart sank; cheapest seat (last row in highest balcony) is $138.00, far beyond our budget for such an entertainment. Most expensive individual seat $1299.00, with a suite offered for $5960.00! Then, as my consolation prize because I am so fond of Andrea Bocelli, I went to YouTube and listened to a couple of pieces, with plans to later play some of his music here in our own home. (You may recall that when my son Michael gave me a Christmas gift of a Bocelli DVD last year, I posted about it and raised the subject of how a person would respond if being forced to choose between blindness or deafness. Interesting comments resulted.)

This is one of my favorites. Soaring, brilliant music.

While I was browsing his pieces, I came across the remarkable short video in which Andrea Bocelli tells of his mother being advised to abort him. Please view this unusual plea for LIFE. Please think anew of the terror of abortion, the agony, the loss.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

3 replies on “Andrea Bocelli’s Mother Advised to Abort Him”

Helen, this may be my all-time favorite musical creation. Multiple times have I viewed and listened to this stunning work. You are so right; life truly matters. Had that mother taken the advice of her doctor, our world would have suffered a severe loss, having never known this magnificent, talented man.


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