Coming our way via Jack Cashill over at American Thinker:
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should not be playing in the National Football Conference title game on Sunday. In fact, if anyone were taking book on these sorts of things back in 1987, they would have bet that a "Colin Kaepernick" would never have existed at all.
In the early part of that year, Kaepernick's birth mother made a culture-defying decision. She chose not to have an abortion. Instead, she hung in there through the pregnancy and birth and gave up her baby for adoption. This could not have been easy for a single mother of a bi-racial child, but she endured.
There were not many women who made the choice this woman did in 1987. Although the statistics are imperfect, an estimated 72,000 women that year gave up a child for adoption to someone other than a relative. Having watched two newborn sons die of heart defects, Teresa and Rick Kaepernick, then of Wisconsin, decided to adopt, and Colin was the baby who came their way.
Not many babies were as fortunate as Colin in 1987. That year 1,353,671 American women chose to abort their child. In other words, given the circumstances of his conception, there was only 1 chance in 19 that Kaepernick would make it out of the womb alive. Whatever the odds are of winning the Super Bowl, they have got to be a whole lot better than that.
I don't have a dog in this Super Bowl hunt but I'll likely lean toward rooting for the NFC Divisional Champs and Mr. Kaepernick in particular.