three little sparrows

This tumblr began with a dedication to speak out against abortion, but I have since branched out to include posts pertaining to my Catholic faith as well. My pro-life beliefs are the greatest driving force in why I have a tumblr, so that is a majority of what you see here.
St. Gianna Molla (1922 – 1962) was an Italian pediatrician.  She was also a mother of three children. When St. Gianna was expecting her fourth child, Gianna developed a fibroma on her uterus.  After examination, the doctors gave her three choices: an abortion, a complete hysterectomy, or removal of only the fibroma. The Catholic Church forbids all direct abortion even when the woman’s life is in danger, but Catholic teaching would have allowed her to undergo a hysterectomy, which would have resulted in her unborn child’s death as an unintended consequence.  Instead, Gianna opted for the removal of the fibroma, wanting to preserve her child’s life.  After the operation, complications continued throughout her pregnancy. Gianna was quite clear about her wishes, expressing to her family, “This time it will be a difficult delivery, and they may have to save one or the other — I want them to save my baby.” Eventually, her baby was successfully delivered via Caesarean section. However, Gianna continued to have severe pain, and died of septic peritonitis 7 days after the birth. St. Gianna is the patron saint of mothers and unborn children. Her feast day is on 28 April.

St. Gianna Molla (1922 – 1962) was an Italian pediatrician.  She was also a mother of three children. When St. Gianna was expecting her fourth child, Gianna developed a fibroma on her uterus.  After examination, the doctors gave her three choices: an abortion, a complete hysterectomy, or removal of only the fibroma. The Catholic Church forbids all direct abortion even when the woman’s life is in danger, but Catholic teaching would have allowed her to undergo a hysterectomy, which would have resulted in her unborn child’s death as an unintended consequence.  Instead, Gianna opted for the removal of the fibroma, wanting to preserve her child’s life.  After the operation, complications continued throughout her pregnancy. Gianna was quite clear about her wishes, expressing to her family, “This time it will be a difficult delivery, and they may have to save one or the other — I want them to save my baby.” Eventually, her baby was successfully delivered via Caesarean section. However, Gianna continued to have severe pain, and died of septic peritonitis 7 days after the birth. St. Gianna is the patron saint of mothers and unborn children. Her feast day is on 28 April.

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