Vatican Prelate: Doctors who performed abortion on 9-year-old did not deserve excommunication
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There isn't enough information to give an opinion.
The babies were too young to survive on their own, and if they developed further, the doctors said the girl could die (and there was no hope for their survival, given they were twins and in a tiny body, they would have to be born earlier than any baby could survive at all, plus, they were twins and already too small).
If the doctors performed a procedure to save the life of the girl without the aim to kill the babies (basically, a premature delivery out of necessity with the result of the babies dying as a second effect), then they couldn't have sinned. It really depends on what exactly happened, which to my knowledge isn't fully published.
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Vatican Prelate: Doctors who performed abortion on 9-year-old did not deserve excommunication - by ONeill - 03-16-2009, 04:28 PM



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