Caviezel and his wife Kari recently became adoptive parents to an orphaned boy, Bo, and girl, LeLe, from China…
“Even though they’re adopted, it’s as strong as any instinct. That’s
what blew me away,” Caviezel added. “I always thought if I adopted that
I wouldn’t have the same feeling [as I would] if they were genetically
my own children. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
The actor said a challenge from a colleague sparked his interest in pursuing an adoption.
“This guy I know said, ‘You’re pro-life. Tell you what, if you
really believe in what you speak, adopt a child — not any child, he’s
got to have a serious deficiency,’ (and I will become pro-life),” the Passion of the Christ star explained.
“He never changed his (position), but it convicted me. I don’t think he thought I would step up to the plate,” he said.
The adoptions also challenged him to speak out more on pro-life issues and he told the Catholic Digest it is “arrogant” to not think about the “51.5 million babies who have died in this country.”…
“How do we know that we didn’t kill the very child who could have created a particular type of medicine that saves other lives?”
Some high profile celebrities keep their pro-life beliefs off the public radar, to protect their careers. Not Caviezel.
“I’m defending every single baby who has never been born.”