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January 28, 2005

Mother who died for her unborn child may become saint

Topics: Faith

"This was a choice for life before which one can only bow down," he said. Those who failed to understand such decisions had "only a materialistic vision of life."

At a time and in a world where 31% of the pediatricians in one country are euthanizing babies, American mothers are aborting 3,700 of their babies every day by "choice," and world-wide 127,000 babies are aborted every year, a mother comes along and sacrifices her own life to save her unborn child.

"But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself."
- Mother Teresa of Calcutta

- The Australian
AN Italian woman who died after refusing cancer treatment that would have threatened the life of her unborn baby is being considered for sainthood.

The Vatican yesterday heaped praise on Rita Fedrizzi, an English teacher from Como and a devout Catholic, who died this week, three months after giving birth to a baby boy, Federico. She already had two children, Francesco, 12, and Andrea, 10.

Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano compared Ms Fedrizzi to Gianna Beretta Molla, a pediatrician from Milan who died in 1962 after refusing to end her pregnancy despite warnings it could kill her. Dr Beretta Molla was made a saint by the Pope two years ago and has become a symbol of the anti-abortion movement. She was the first married woman to be made a saint in modern times.    More..

Posted by Hyscience at January 28, 2005 8:41 AM

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