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In Catholicism, under what circumstances is 'abortion' condoned?

Treating an ectopic pregnancy is an indirect (not direct) abortion. Canon law defines abortion as the "ejection (killing+removal) of a pre-viable (immature) fetus" (eiectio fetus immaturi). (...
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In Catholicism, under what circumstances is 'abortion' condoned?

It seems like the question is more about ectopic pregnancies than anything else. You've already found the answer to whether an abortion is acceptable in case of rape or severe illness: In Catholic ...
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In Catholicism, under what circumstances is 'abortion' condoned?

Abortion that is the intention killing of a fetus in utero is a species of murder and hence intrinsically evil, thus can never be tolerated nor permitted morally. The treatment of an ectopic pregnancy ...
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