Nun excommunicated for allowing abortion

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The Catholic Church allows abortion ONLY if a mother will ACTUALLY DIE if she gives birth


The Church never allows for abortion under any circumstance. Perhaps you are referring to the principle of double effect or secondary effect, but that is still not a case where the Church allows for direct purposeful abortions. I'm unaware of any circumstance where a woman would be completely unable to give birth that only having an abortion would solve? Any issue she would have would simply be … [More]
If the nun is excommunicated I wonder why she would be reassigned?
This story is a bit unclear. The Catholic Church allows abortion ONLY if a mother will ACTUALLY DIE if she gives birth-the Catholic Church does not allow abortion for rape or any other circumstance. If the nun were truly asking for an abortion in a case where the woman would certainly die if she gave birth the nun would not be going against Church teaching. I am guessing that this nun was asking for an abortion for a woman who truly was not in mortal danger if she gave birth and that must be why she was excommunicated.
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Phoenix, Ariz., May 18, 2010 / 09:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A religious sister who was on a Catholic hospital panel that approved a direct abortion has excommunicated herself, the Diocese of Phoenix said on Tuesday. According to the diocese, Sr. Margaret McBride told Bishop Olmsted that she believed performing an abortion in a specific case from 2009 "was a morally good and allowable act according to Church teaching."
The abortion took place late last year at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical … [More]