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Old 21st April 2009, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron Conte View Post
Everyone: this is not a matter of opinion. It would be contrary to Catholic teaching to hold that indirect abortion is always immoral.

It would be an objective mortal sin for a woman not to have a treatment that would constitute indirect abortion, if the circumstances are such that the prenatal's life cannot be saved, and refusing treatment would very likely result in her own death as well. Morally, she cannot do nothing and hope for a miracle, because she would be choosing a severe risk to her own life without any benefit. The bad in the circumstances (third font of morality) would outweight the good (a very slight chance of a miraculous saving of the prenatal's life).

There are some circumstances in which the woman must risk her life, if there is a substantial chance of saving the prenatal's life. But if there is no reasonable chance of saving the prenatal, the woman has a moral obligation to save her own life.

Okay, if do a treatment that will kill the baby indirectly is God's plan, then it is done.

This problem -> first effort -> pray-> do a treatment(will harm the baby), if treatment process done, it is God's plan.
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