Rome, Italy, Jun 6, 2010 / 16:35 pm
Italian singer Andrea Bocelli has told the story of his mother's pregnancy, during which doctors suggested that she abort him because he would be born with a disability. In a new video he praises his mother for making "the right choice," saying other mothers should take encouragement from the story.
In a YouTube video titled "Andrea Bocelli tells a 'little story' about abortion," the singer sits at a piano and tells his audience a story about a young pregnant wife 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 that 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," he continued.