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2005 Polish Volleyball Champion Sacrificed Her Life for Unborn Child
LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/13/08 | CWNews

Posted on 06/14/2008 10:02:49 AM PDT by wagglebee

TANROW, June 13, 2008 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) - A Polish volleyball star who was buried on June 9 is being compared by local Catholics to Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla because of her heroic sacrifice for her unborn child.

Agata Mroz, who was originally known for her athletic prowess, was buried in her hometown of Tarnow. Mroz was pregnant with her first child when doctors discovered she had a fatal case of leukemia. After consulting with her husband, Mroz delayed a bone-marrow transplant until after she gave birth to her daughter Liliana on April 4, 2008.

Polish fans dubbed the national team which Mróz led the "Golden Girls," due to their looks and their successes in international competitions. The national team won the European women's volleyball championship in 2003 and 2005.

Auxiliary Bishop Marian Florczyk of Kielce, Poland has said that Mroz's testimony is an example of "love of life, motherhood, the desire to give life, the heroic love of an unborn child." On June 4, a few hours after Mroz's death, Polish President Lech Kaczynski announced that she will be posthumously awarded the Polonia Restituta, one of Poland's highest awards for extraordinary and distinguished service.



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KEYWORDS: abortion; agatamroz; amothersheart; chooselifeyourmomdid; cultureoflife; hero; heroine; life; moralabsolutes; poland; prolife; sanctity; volleyball
Auxiliary Bishop Marian Florczyk of Kielce, Poland has said that Mroz's testimony is an example of "love of life, motherhood, the desire to give life, the heroic love of an unborn child."

Amen!

1 posted on 06/14/2008 10:02:50 AM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 06/14/2008 10:03:45 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 06/14/2008 10:04:21 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

The Poles are wonderful people!


4 posted on 06/14/2008 10:06:23 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: wagglebee

Oh, tears here. I KNOW God blesses her and her little daughter. Praying He loans the emotional strength her husband will need to raise their daughter up in a stable, healthy household.


5 posted on 06/14/2008 10:07:13 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Terrorist organizations worldwide endorse Obama.)
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To: wagglebee

Prayers for this warrior for life and her family.

A brave woman who is to be admired ...

... And will be ignored by the MSM.


6 posted on 06/14/2008 10:07:30 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marines. The finest and most feared fighting force in the history of mankind.)
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To: wagglebee

I knew a dear lady who delayed treatment for her non-Hodgkins lymphoma until her baby was mature enough to be delivered. Who knows whether treatment would have made a difference, but in any case, she died a year or so after the baby was born.

No one gave her a medal, but she is a hero to me. Men throw themselves on grenades in a similar fashion. I admire her greatly and can’t wait to see her on the other side.


7 posted on 06/14/2008 10:10:29 AM PDT by Marie2 (It's time for a ban on handgun bans)
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To: wagglebee

What an amazing and heroic woman.


8 posted on 06/14/2008 10:10:31 AM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
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To: Marie2
Men throw themselves on grenades in a similar fashion.

The Aztecs didn't get much right religiously or philosophically, but women who died in childbirth went to the same heaven as warriors who died in battle.

9 posted on 06/14/2008 10:17:38 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Dr. Ursus

Yes, I agree. Sadly, it occurs to me that in far too many nations and societies this woman would not be honored, but scorned as some kind of fool. This selfless act of love is a merit with the only One who matters, God Almighty.


10 posted on 06/14/2008 10:20:47 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Emmett McCarthy
Sadly, it occurs to me that in far too many nations and societies this woman would not be honored, but scorned as some kind of fool. This selfless act of love is a merit with the only One who matters, God Almighty.

This is so true.

This young woman is surely a hero, in the most meaningful sense of the word. May her family take some comfort in this knowledge.

11 posted on 06/14/2008 10:27:57 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: wagglebee

That’s true love. If memory serves me correctly the same thing happened to LA Dodgers 3rd basemen Ken McMullen’s wife in the early 70’s.


12 posted on 06/14/2008 10:35:38 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Dr. Ursus

This makes me proud of one of my ethnic heritages. This young lady was truly amazing.


13 posted on 06/14/2008 10:42:56 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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To: wagglebee

May God bless and keep the soul of Agata Mroz. Amidst all the moral depravity that afflicts our world, the life and death of this beautiful young woman is a beacon of light.


14 posted on 06/14/2008 10:43:12 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: wagglebee

Polish President Lech Kaczynski announced that she will be posthumously awarded the Polonia Restituta, one of Poland’s highest awards for extraordinary and distinguished service.
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Yes...


15 posted on 06/14/2008 10:52:26 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

AH, good to know!


16 posted on 06/14/2008 10:58:31 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Terrorist organizations worldwide endorse Obama.)
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To: wagglebee

In a sane world, this brave woman would be a celebrity and no one would have heard of Paris Hilton or Britney Spears. Rest in peace.


17 posted on 06/14/2008 11:00:25 AM PDT by joe.fralick
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To: wagglebee
On June 4, a few hours after Mroz's death, Polish President Lech Kaczynski announced that she will be posthumously awarded the Polonia Restituta, one of Poland's highest awards for extraordinary and distinguished service.

Something is wrong in Poland.

These are the CIA & UN estimates for Polish Total Fertility Rates [the number of children a woman has over the course of her lifetime]:

CIA, 2000: 1.38
CIA, 2008: 1.27

UN, 2000-2005: 1.25
UN, 2005-2010: 1.23

These are suicidally low fertility rates - in another generation, Poland effectively won't exist anymore [in fact, as we speak, Poland may already have effectively ceased to exist] - and the rates couldn't be that low without massive use of chemical abortifacients [like the birth control pill] or surgical abortion [dilation & curettage, dilation & extraction, vacuum aspiration, etc].

So, on the one hand, the nation of Poland is disappearing before our very eyes [due to government-sanctioned chemical & surgical abortion], and on the other hand, the Polish President immediately announces that a girl like this will receive one of Poland's highest honors from his government.

There's an intellection [and, quite frankly, moral] disconnect there that I find jarring.

If someone would like to take a stab at explaining it to me, then I'm all ears.

18 posted on 06/14/2008 11:01:48 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: AmericanExceptionalist

“For greater love has no man than to lay down his life for his friends”. A friend of mine here in Nashville has a song called “A Jesus Kind of Love” where he celebrates that with various examples. Few of us are capable of that kind of love and we should honor those who are.


19 posted on 06/14/2008 11:04:41 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: wagglebee

Awesome - Poland has become one of the last hopes of the world - I believe that if there is cultural revolution for defending conservative ideology it will come out of Poland.


20 posted on 06/14/2008 11:10:45 AM PDT by sasafras (Obama is stupid, an idiot and confused, McCain is EVIL!!!!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

A great many young Polish women (and men) left the country before Poland joined the EU in search of greater prosperity. Now that Poland is part of the EU, it represents one of few bargains for manufacturing in Europe. Thus, many Polish nationals are leaving Germany, the UK and Ireland and moving back to Poland.

Hopefully they’ll be settling down a bit now! ;-)


21 posted on 06/14/2008 11:13:49 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: wagglebee

What a contrast to the lefties in the west. This woman gave her life for an unborn child while the left wants to use unborn children for spare parts to save their lives,


22 posted on 06/14/2008 11:23:17 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Since 1993 (post-communism)Poland has had the world’s toughest abortion laws.


23 posted on 06/14/2008 11:26:37 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Good point!


24 posted on 06/14/2008 11:35:39 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Auxiliary Bishop Marian Florczyk of Kielce, Poland has said that Mroz's testimony is an example of "love of life, motherhood, the desire to give life, the heroic love of an unborn child."

Amen, RIP. Be there to guide your daughter from heaven, Agata. You're a heroine, for all Polish people!


25 posted on 06/14/2008 11:38:32 AM PDT by EagleandLiberty (El Rushbo Tribal name -- RinoHunter Coming Soon - a new CONSERVATIVE PARTY --- www.falconparty.com)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

These are suicidally low fertility rates

Typical of European LIBERAL POLICIES! The only people in Europe are the Muslims! They need to give tax breaks to families.


26 posted on 06/14/2008 11:41:48 AM PDT by EagleandLiberty (El Rushbo Tribal name -- RinoHunter Coming Soon - a new CONSERVATIVE PARTY --- www.falconparty.com)
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To: wagglebee
So Sad


27 posted on 06/14/2008 11:56:44 AM PDT by BBell
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To: wagglebee

God did not make many people like this, but thankfully he made some to set the standard.


28 posted on 06/14/2008 12:19:30 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: wagglebee

Oh, my! I’m really conflicted with this one.

Leukemia is a blood cancer. I believe it is possible for it to be transferred to an unborn child. This happened to a friend of mine in the Navy.

She later said an oncologist told her, she should have aborted the baby, beaten down the cancer, and then went ahead and had more chidren. It would have lessened considerably the probability of passing on cancer cells.

Now, I’m not saying the above it something I know for sure. I am opposed to abortion on demand except to save a woman’s life. IMHO this woman sacrificed her life for a baby whose future probably involves serious life-threatening cancer.


29 posted on 06/14/2008 12:21:10 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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I forgot to mention she had ovarian cancer and her baby died of leukemia three years after birth.


30 posted on 06/14/2008 12:23:25 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: wagglebee

Stories like this and Macie Hope are what continue to give us hope in the anti-abortion movement. Prayers up for the father and little one, that God will protect and keep them and give “daddy” the wisdom, strength and stamina to raise his precious bundle through the ups and downs of life, in the Lord.


31 posted on 06/14/2008 10:26:32 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: wagglebee
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32 posted on 06/15/2008 3:47:40 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Emmett McCarthy
“For greater love has no man than to lay down his life for his friends”. ... Few of us are capable of that kind of love and we should honor those who are.

Amen to that.

A friend of mine here in Nashville has a song called “A Jesus Kind of Love” where he celebrates that with various examples.

I, too, lived in Nashville for a very long time--from early 1954 (as a child) to late 1986. I still live in Tennessee.

33 posted on 06/15/2008 11:43:30 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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20 weeks from conception

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34 posted on 06/15/2008 7:34:51 PM PDT by cpforlife.org
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To: wagglebee

A real saint, in my way of thinking.


35 posted on 06/15/2008 7:53:42 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wagglebee
This is fake.
Never happened.
Totally made up.

I know because it wasn't on the TV news last night!
...and if it wasn't on the news, it NEVER happened.

Peace and comfort to Dad and his daughter.
I hope Liliana grows to be a voice to those who are willfully blind.

36 posted on 06/16/2008 6:28:34 AM PDT by woollyone (100 rounds per week totals over 5000 rounds in a year. Just thought you'd want to know.)
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To: EagleandLiberty; KayEyeDoubleDee

Actually, Poland does not have liberal policies; it has the most pro-life, baby-protective laws in Europe. I think part of the problem here is that so many young Poles have gone seeking work in other EU countries. A similar thing happened when East and West Germany were reunited in 1990: the former West Germany’s fertility rate remained relatively stable, whereas the former East Germany saw a precipitous decline over the next three years, as East Germans uprooted and swarmed into W. Germany looking for far better-paid jobs.

Similarly, the transition to a free-market economy in Poland and joining the EU changed the economic environment and incentives for childbearing. Since 1989, Poland has experienced a sharp decrease in fertility due to (1) no more automatic government income enhancements for families with children, and (2) much better wages for young Polish workers (both men and women) who traveled to other EU counties.


37 posted on 06/16/2008 10:18:19 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Contracepting couples are heterosexual gays." -- Richard Rodriguez)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Do you have any information on the fertility rate in the Polish ex-pat community?

[And, by the way, once they become ex-pats, they aren't Poles anymore...]

38 posted on 06/16/2008 10:47:35 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

No, I don’t have that info., darn. If you come across something interesting along these lines, please ping me.


39 posted on 06/16/2008 5:55:29 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is His reward.)
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To: wagglebee

Isn’t leukemia pretty hard to beat anyway? Seems like a reasonable choice to me....

How would it feel if you killed the unborn child and then died anway?


40 posted on 06/16/2008 5:59:37 PM PDT by modest proposal (Obama 08: all aboard for the Moron Train to Hell)
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