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Mom With Cancer Dies After Incredibly Selfless Act to Protect the Life of Her Unborn Baby Girl
The Blaze ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 04/03/2014 8:13:32 AM PDT by xzins

A New York woman died last month after making the ultimate sacrifice for her unborn baby girl — delaying cancer treatment and forging on with her pregnancy.

Elizabeth Joice was first diagnosed with a malignant tumor in 2010, though she was declared cancer-free after undergoing surgery and four rounds of chemotherapy.

After clearing that barrier, she and her husband, Max, wanted to start a family, but doctors told her it would be virtually impossible to conceive.

But Joice was a fighter.

Defying the odds yet again, she and her husband announced that they were pregnant in the summer of 2013, offering up unexpected joy to their friends and family.

And that’s when Joice found out just one month later that her cancer had returned.

She and Max were faced with a horrific choice: Abort the child and begin treatment immediately, start treatment and continue the pregnancy — or delay much-needed medical care in an effort to protect the unborn baby girl.

Joice ultimately decided to delay treatment.

“Having a kid was one of the most important things in the world to her,” Max told the New York Post. “She said, ‘If we terminate the pregnancy and it turns out I can’t have a baby [later], I’ll be devastated.’ She knew this might be her only chance.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abortion; choselife; life; love; mom; mother
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1 posted on 04/03/2014 8:13:32 AM PDT by xzins
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To: All; narses; Salvation; P-Marlowe; Alamo-Girl

Why can’t our conservative candidates, like Ronald Reagan used to do, talk about the precious baby. Quit talking about side issues and exceptions. Focus on the baby and how precious it is, and how it is our chance to reach out in love.

This Mom did more than just talk.


2 posted on 04/03/2014 8:14:21 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Better to stop paying American bloodsuckers and spend the money to beat the cancer.


3 posted on 04/03/2014 8:17:32 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: xzins

Gosh its so foggy in TN this morning..


4 posted on 04/03/2014 8:18:15 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: xzins

Oh its just my glasses..

This lady’s family must be so proud of her..


5 posted on 04/03/2014 8:19:23 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: grobdriver

Oh - and end foreign aid, golden camels and mosque building .


6 posted on 04/03/2014 8:19:42 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: xzins; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

**This Mom did more than just talk.**

Indeed!


7 posted on 04/03/2014 8:20:39 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: xzins
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends children.

Now this is a true mother, in every sense of the word, nurturing and protecting the life of her child, even though it was at the expense of her own.

8 posted on 04/03/2014 8:20:59 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: xzins

An act of unconditional love...

I wonder, how is this story really any different than this: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3140209/posts ?

Yet, the father is vilified for having the audacity to have a child after the age of 50...

Moral relativism?


9 posted on 04/03/2014 8:21:18 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: xzins
Was St. Gianna her inspiration?

Prepare to be amazed! The 2nd miracle of St. Gianna Molla
Daughter of St. Gianna Molla to Visit U.S. for the First Time
A Holy Couple Reunited in Heaven—Death of Pietro Molla, Husband of St. Gianna Beretta Molla ....
Catholic Health Center for Women Opens in Manhattan (Gianna Center)
Daughter of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Attends US March for Life
A patron saint for life (Gianna Beretta Molla)
Pope Canonizes Gianna Molla; Secular Media at a Loss
Bl. Gianna Beretta Molla
Gianna Beretta, Who Died for Her Unborn Child, to Be Canonized (She Refused Cancer Treatment)
Gianna Beretta Molla Offered Life For Her [Unborn]Child
Blessed Gianna[Gianna Beretta Molla]

10 posted on 04/03/2014 8:22:57 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: grobdriver

I agree about spending money to beat cancer instead of foreign aid, public TV, planned parenthood, endowment for the arts.

As I write my 3 yr old grandson is in the hospital fighting cancer...neuroblastoma.

Why can’t we announce a “war on cancer” and forget wasting all this money and effort and take on this disease once and for all?!


11 posted on 04/03/2014 8:23:30 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Salvation
**This Mom did more than just talk.**

BTTT. Thanks for the ping.

12 posted on 04/03/2014 8:24:15 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Fog must reach up the Ohio Valley from Tennessee...


13 posted on 04/03/2014 8:24:27 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

An amazing story... and as sad as it is, it is also heroic and ... human.

In a world full of liberal inhumanity and lunacy, it’s good to know there are still decent folk.

Thanks for posting this, Xzins. Prayers out for the child, the husband, and the mother’s soul.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 8:25:42 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: xzins

Compare and contrast that self sacrifice with the profound selfishness that causes a mother to murder her baby in the womb.


15 posted on 04/03/2014 8:26:17 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: xzins

How beautiful!


16 posted on 04/03/2014 8:27:06 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: xzins

I’m saying prayers for your grandson.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 8:30:21 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

Thank you, Bulwyf


18 posted on 04/03/2014 8:32:52 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
My Catholic Ladies group, Young Ladies' Institute, did exactly this. The project for this year was raising money and helping those with leukemia and lymphoma.

A small step, but nevertheless, a good one.

19 posted on 04/03/2014 8:33:09 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: xzins

Prayers for your grandson.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 8:33:29 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: xzins

I think most mothers would. I would. The child has a potentially very long life, a mother has already been blessed with a life. No way could I abort my child.


21 posted on 04/03/2014 8:36:20 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: ozarkgirl

A child would be blessed to have a Mom like you, ozarkgirl.


22 posted on 04/03/2014 8:38:41 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

The abortion mafia media won’t like thos one bit.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 8:40:00 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: xzins

As I write my 3 yr old grandson is in the hospital fighting cancer...neuroblastoma.

...God bless your grandson...prayers up...


24 posted on 04/03/2014 8:45:26 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: IrishBrigade

Thank you, IrishBrigade.


25 posted on 04/03/2014 8:48:10 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
As I write my 3 yr old grandson is in the hospital fighting cancer...neuroblastoma.

Praying hard for your grandson's full recovery.

26 posted on 04/03/2014 8:54:31 AM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Ronaldus Magnus

Thanks, Ronaldus


27 posted on 04/03/2014 8:56:48 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

This is the glory, beauty, and courage of how God made women. Not to compete with men in the lifeless job market and business career, but loving and caring for their families and, like this special lady, even giving their lives for the ones they love. The world needs more of ‘em like this.


28 posted on 04/03/2014 9:02:01 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: xzins

Prayers for your grandson in the spirit of Elizabeth Joice.


29 posted on 04/03/2014 9:03:56 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: PapaNew

Absolutely a loving and wonderful mother! Thanks PapaNew


30 posted on 04/03/2014 9:04:53 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Prayers have been sent for your grandson, and you and your family.


31 posted on 04/03/2014 9:13:47 AM PDT by llmc1
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Thank you both for your prayers


32 posted on 04/03/2014 9:20:13 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Grit !!


33 posted on 04/03/2014 9:23:28 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: xzins

When you read a story like this, it gives you hope that this country and the world, for that matter, has a chance to return to sanity. It brings tears to my eyes to read about this woman’s selfless sacrifice of her own life for that of her unborn child. Then my thoughts turn to all the selfish women (and men too for that matter) who crow incessantly about their “right” to kill their unborn children as if the life inside them is a great big bother. The wholesale iniquity today is just startling.


34 posted on 04/03/2014 9:47:37 AM PDT by vette6387
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She chose that that new life would have a chance.

An amazing decision.


35 posted on 04/03/2014 10:14:24 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

No Pro-Abort has EVER proposed a law restircting Abortion to cases of Rape, Incest, or the Life of the Mother!

Conservatives SHOULD NEVER fall into the trap of responding to such questions!

Instead, IMMEDIATELY turn the tables and ask the Pro-Abort whether THEY would ever suppport such restrictions!!!

Then, further challenge them by asking; “If YOU would never support such a “reasonable law”, WHY are you trying to characterize me, with such a question?”!!!!


36 posted on 04/03/2014 10:28:07 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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Prayers needed.....please REPLY to xzins.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3140413/posts?page=11#11


37 posted on 04/03/2014 10:34:22 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: xzins

Prayers up for the whole Joice family.


38 posted on 04/03/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: xzins

Prayers up for your sweet grandson.


39 posted on 04/03/2014 10:51:40 AM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: PapaNew

That was a lovely post!


40 posted on 04/03/2014 10:53:05 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: xzins

yup.


41 posted on 04/03/2014 10:53:44 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: xzins

“Why can’t we announce a “war on cancer” and ... take on this disease once and for all?!”

Because, as County Joe once sang, “There’s plenty good money to be made...” And ask yourself this: Why are billions spent on AIDS research when we all know what causes it, and how to prevent it? There are infinitely more people suffering and dying from cancer than there are dying from AIDS.


42 posted on 04/03/2014 11:01:08 AM PDT by beelzepug ((you can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Lord, You knew the outcome before the decision was made by Elizabeth. We now pray for your loving embrace and blessing to engulf Max and his daughter as they move on into the future without her. One day they will all be reunited, but I know Your will was done here on earth and You will provide for all they need. In Jesus name I Pray Amen.


43 posted on 04/03/2014 11:08:22 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: xzins

RIP.


44 posted on 04/03/2014 11:10:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


45 posted on 04/03/2014 11:34:34 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: xzins

That’s what real mothers do.


46 posted on 04/03/2014 11:44:23 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: xzins

Touching story.

(But can we stop with saying both parents are pregnant?:

...she and her husband announced that they were
pregnant....

Only the female is gravid. One can say that the couple is expecting, but they are not both pregnant. /rant)


47 posted on 04/03/2014 11:58:34 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: PapaNew

+1


48 posted on 04/03/2014 12:04:25 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: xzins
My Beautiful Woman
49 posted on 04/03/2014 12:31:59 PM PDT by Vesuvian
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To: xzins

“She chose that that new life would have a chance.
An amazing decision.”

Actually, it isn’t really an amazing decision for a real woman. Unfortunately, not many of them pass that “test” today. I know one thing, my wife would have gladly given her life for any of her children in childbirth and at 71, she would still do it today, plus she would ad in her five grandchildren!


50 posted on 04/03/2014 12:55:52 PM PDT by vette6387
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