I’m trying to get up to speed on the Tebow ad phenomenon in preparation for pro life evangelizing in the coming weeks.
I just learned that the case of the Tebow pregnancy was apparently one of placental abruption. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placental_abruption
Clearly his mother made a heroic decision.
However, what is Church teaching in a case like this? Is it similar to a tubal ligation in which a child is killed in the process of protecting the mother’s life, and thus in not killed through direct abortion? Would it have been a case of double effect if he had been aborted? Would she have been bound by Catholic teaching to carry the child to term? (I understand that she is not Catholic.)