CNA Staff, Mar 19, 2021 / 13:00 pm
A Polish windsurfing star has described how she convinced a woman not to have an abortion, saying that “if we talk about it out loud, others will also follow our example.”
Zofia Klepacka, a world champion and Olympic medalist in her sport,toldRadio Warszawa on March 16 that woman who was in a “bad situation” and considering a abortion wrote to her.
“I am happy because with my testimony I convinced this woman not to abort her child,” he said.
“I think that if we talk about it out loud, others will also follow our example.”
The 34-year-old won the Windsurfing World Championships in 2007 and participated in three Olympics, winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Games in London in the RS:X class.
Earlier this month, Klepacka also took bronze at the 2021 RS:X European Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal. She donated the medal for auction, raising 10,000 Polish złotys (around 2,500 dollars) to cover the healthcare costs of a Polish woman living in Lviv, Ukraine.
In her interview with the diocesan broadcasting station, the mother of two also spoke about the importance of motherhood and how she combined parenthood and professional sport.