John-Henry has also interviewed the youngest daughter of Saint Gianna Molla, 1922-1962. The saint was a pediatrician.
According to Wikipedia, “In 1961, during the second month of her fourth and final pregnancy, Molla developed a fibroma on her uterus. The doctors gave her three choices following an examination: an abortion, a complete hysterectomy, or the removal of the fibroma alone. The Church teaches that all direct abortion is forbidden by God.
“As of 2022, however, the consensus of moral theologians is that the principle of double effect would have permitted her surgeons to perform the hysterectomy, which would necessarily involve the removal of the fetus and consequential termination of her pregnancy. Although the Catholic Church views this as the death of an unborn child, it would not condemn this choice as an evil action.
“Molla opted for the removal of the fibroma since she wanted to preserve her child’s life. She told the doctors that her child’s life was more important than her own. On the morning of Holy Saturday, 21 April 1962, Molla was sent to the hospital where her fourth child, Gianna Emanuela, was delivered via a Caesarean section. But Molla continued to have severe pain and died of septic peritonitis one week after giving birth, on the morning of Easter Saturday, 28 April.
“Her daughter Gianna Emanuela still lives and is a doctor of geriatrics.”
Now you can listen to her speak about her parents.