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.
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