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In Catholic morality, abortion is always wrong. Another principle is that intention is primary: it's about saving lives. When in saving the mother's life and reasonable care has been done for the unborn baby but the baby still does not survive, it's not called abortion as it is the unintended side effect. The article A Dangerous Pregnancy and Abortion goes ...


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Is abortion ok if the mother's life is at risk according to Catholicism? Generally speaking, the short answer is no, unless the surgery would be absolutely necessary and the death of the infant would have been caused as an unintended consequence. Grateful Disciple gives an excellent answer, to which I would like to simply add a few lines of thought to this ...


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This is a matter of conscience, quite clearly. I well know how these matters may be viewed by the ungodly as I was disciplined in a certain company many years ago (final written warning on the first instance of its occurrence) because of this very issue arising, suddenly, without my being prepared to meet it and I reacted in a way which was unacceptable to ...


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Is using medication or vaccines derived from tissue of aborted fetuses compatible with Catholic teaching? The short answer is no, but it is a little more complicated than a simple one word answer. Apparently there is at least one Catholic Bishop who is speaking against this calling it a possible beginning of the apocalypse in this YouTube video: Abortion-...


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Excommunication is not exactly the same as recognizing grave matter. Excommunications can't simply be overturned by going to confession. A politician who votes for evil laws, like expanding people's rights to kill babies, may in some people's eyes be accomplices to abortion, but the particular sin they're culpable for before the congregation is scandal. ...


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I wish to know both ethical considerations involved and how to identify which Covid-19 vaccinations might have such ethically questionable ‘ingredients'. How to identify The Pro-Life Charlotte Lozier Institute maintains an up to date, complete with references, but easy to read table of coronavirus vaccines (pdf version here). Each vaccine has 3 ethical ...


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I do not have own insights to this topic, but I want to point to some statements of representants of the Catholic Church. In the last month many dealt with this topic, e.g the Bishops Conferences of the UK, the US, Ireland and Slowakia (source, German). The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Chairmen of the Committee on Doctrine and the Committee ...


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If a politician votes for legislation that passes, say, that legalizes abortion in some capacity, is that politician therefore automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church? The answer is NO. That is according to Pope Francis the Supreme Interpreter and Legislator of Canon Law. Why? The sin of abortion can now be pardoned directly by a Priest, as ...


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I don't know if it was theological, as it was trying to fit into Roe v. Wade as settled law. Though the stare decisis view of Roe v. Wade is often debated, it is likely that it will not be rescinded. It's kind of like how the Catholic church, and other churches like the Lutheran Church, never actually renounce what was once said in terms of public pastoral ...


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When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people’s hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong. Ecc 8:11. This Scripture passage means that if people are not punished for a crime, they are emboldened to commit that crime. This is Godly wisdom and common sense. Therefor it would be unreasonable to assume abortion can be stopped while still ...


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The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation: "The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession ...


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The short answer is yes because the politician has committed heresy: "Heresy is the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and catholic faith, or it is likewise an obstinate doubt concerning the same". CCC 2089 The politician who claims the Catholic Faith yet is in opposition to it in an active, extended ...


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Are politicians who are integral to passing pro-abortion laws automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church? The short answer is no, but it does not end there. Catholics who procure a completed abortion are subject to a latae sententiae excommunication. That means that the excommunication is not imposed by an authority or trial (as with a ferendae ...


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Here is a small part what is given in the name of the Evangelical Alliance UK, together with a link:- Use of fetal cell lines in vaccine development and considerations for human life One of the most significant discussions surrounding the vaccine is the use of immortal cell lines, as they are associated with abortion. However, the cell lines that have been ...


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Of course the abortive mother should be prosecuted by civil law... As a consequence of the respect and protection which must be ensured for the unborn child from the moment of conception, the law must provide appropriate penal sanctions for every deliberate violation of the child's rights. - CCC 2273 To not punish the abortive mother is to treat murder as ...


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