April 1, 2015

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

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Catholic Online
Feast Day – April 28th

Patron Saint of mothers, physicians, and unborn children.

Gianna was an Italian pediatrician, wife and mother who is best known for refusing both an abortion and a hysterectomy when she was pregnant with her fourth child, despite knowing that continuing with the pregnancy could result in her death.

Famous quotes by St. Gianna Molla:

  • "If you must choose between me and the baby, no hesitation; choose – and I demand it – the baby. Save the baby!"
  • "The doctor should not meddle. The right of the child is equal to the right of the mother’s life. The doctor can’t decide; it is a sin to kill in the womb."
  • "One cannot love without suffering or suffer without loving."