Mona's death


Two points about Mona's death

1 "it is too late for a c section" It is never too late for a c section.

2 Later on in the film Tryon's character is told 'you atoned' already for Mona's death after it was said that Tryon's character made a mistake in treating his sister "like a priest and not a brother." (a) If is not a sin to save the infant at that expense of the mother there is nothing to atone for. (b) Why is it not a sin for a brother to ok the abortion to save the mother.

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Both your points are valid IMO. Even back in the 1920's I would have thought there wouldn't have been a problem with the "c" section.

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I can't be sure but if I remember the film correctly, the doctor told Father Steve that Mona had already lost so much blood that a C-section would've resulted in a fatal loss of more blood.

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