Skip to comments.Catholic Mom Refuses Abortion After Cancer Diagnosis (now cancer free)
Posted on 05/16/2012 2:09:08 PM PDT by NYer
Survivors: Daniella Jackson, 21, was diagnosed with a tumour in her lung shortly before discovering she was pregnant with her second child Rennae (pictured)
This is the kind of story that's just too amazing to pass up. I know we see stories like this every once in a while but that doesn't make them any less amazing.
It's just so...counter cultural.
The Daily Mail reports:
A pregnant mother diagnosed with lung cancer who refused to abort her baby to save her own life has given birth to a healthy daughter and is now cancer-free.
Daniella Jackson, 21, was diagnosed with a tumour in her left lung shortly before discovering she was pregnant with her second child.
Doctors told Miss Jackson, who has never smoked a cigarette in her life, that they urgently needed to remove the 4cm-long tumour - a type usually found in people over 60.
However, medics at Nottingham City Hospital refused to operate while she was expecting and told her to terminate her pregnancy to save herself.
But Miss Jackson, a devout Catholic from Aspley, Nottingham, refused and gave birth to a healthy baby daughter.
Four weeks later, she was able to have the life-saving operation to remove half her lung. Now both mother and daughter Rennae, four months, are cancer free.
A beautiful story, filled with inspiration.
That’s what’s called extraordinary courage!
hunh. maybe someday science will argue that the best place for those stem cells is right where they came from.
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May God grant all of us the grace to do right under difficult circumstances.
... and true selfless-ness!
Unless there is something that is not in the article this is absolutely non ethical on the part of the doctors that refused to operate unless the pregnancy was terminated.
It would not be a difficult procedure to operate on her while she was pregnant to remove the cancer. By not doing this the lady was and is at a greater risk of developing a fatal cancer in the future.
I hope something is missing from this story. Otherwise the National Health name should be changed to "triage de la muerte"
I assume there’s a lot missing from the article. Otherwise, we might be confused as to how the devoutly Catholic young lady - and she’s quite a cutie, too! - has two children with no mention of their father(s).
Just have faith in God and everything works out. God bless this girl.