No greater love

From the Washington Times:

A mother who found out she had cancer after becoming pregnant sacrificed her life for her unborn baby by refusing an abortion and chemotherapy, a British newspaper reported. Devout Catholic Bernadette Mimura, known as Milai, shunned the potentially life-saving treatment because doctors told her it would kill the child, the Northern Echo regional daily reported Friday.

The 37-year-old, a native of the Philippines who lived near Stockton-on-Tees in northeast England with her British partner, Adam Taylor, survived long enough to see the birth of their son, Nathan. But soon after seeing him baptized, she was transferred to a hospice and died about a week later. “Being a Catholic, for her abortion was out of the question,” Mr. Taylor told the newspaper. “It was a tough decision, but the decision was we could not give up on Nathan.”

The boy, now 4 months old, was premature but was born fit and healthy.

Would that all mothers loved their unborn children so. Sadly, there is no shortage of women who will sacrifice their children for a piece of paper and a job making Powerpoint presentations. How contemptible they are when viewed in comparison with this woman!