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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Sandra Miesel

Surely St. Gianna's tumor was on her uterus, not an ovary? Otherwise the medical issues make no sense. By the time she delivered the baby, the risk of uterine rupture was over. A prompt Caesarian would have saved both parties. I've never seen an explanation of why a woman who'd had recent abdominal surgery would go through natural childbirth. Sorry if my comments offend the saint's admirers.

Ed Peters

Not at all Sandra. You make a good point.

An important point that I think gets lost in the (fabulous) Gianna story is that her decision to forgo this medical intervention was NOT required by Catholic moral theo (else, we would have canonized someone simply for not sinning) but rather, it was a free choice made in charity. Still, we don't want to leave women (esp. mothers) that G's choice was the ONLY choice a good Catholic could have made.

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