What If Emilia Kaczorowska Had Aborted Her Child?

Emilia and Karol Wojtyla at their wedding

 Emilia Kaczorowska was pregnant, but she was ill—so ill, in fact, that her doctor encouraged her to have an abortion, to give up the baby she was carrying rather than risk her own life. With a husband in military service, wouldn't it be more important to care for herself?But Emilia said no. She had already lost one child, a daughter named Olga, in childbirth. Despite her physician's urging, she continued the pregnancy and gave birth to a healthy baby boy on May 18, 1920. Only n … [Read more...]