“If you must decide between me and the child, do not hesitate: Choose the child – I insist on it. Save the baby.”
Today is a very important feast day in the Church, the feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, patron saint of mothers, the unborn, and complications in pregnancy.
As a result of health complications, she chose dying in place of her newborn during labor instead of aborting her baby like the doctors urged her to. She was a doctor, a wife, a mother and the perfect example of who many women aspire to be, by the grace of God. St. Gianna, pray for us!
For more info on this beautiful saint’s life, check out this from our friends at Salt and Light!