Yeah, yeah, another abortion thread. :rolleyes:
A friend of my sister’s got pregnant and was hell bent on having herself an abortion. She went through the process as it stands down here and she arrived at the clinic, and had her pre-termination scan. It was then they discovered the pregnancy was a hydatiform mole, which is basically a giant cluster of cysts for the most part, and generally there’s no foetus or embyro - there wasn’t in her case.
Anyway, so of course teh D&C was performed and the mole removed. There had been no embryo/foetus amongst the mole and nothing had shown up on that the scan that there had been a child.
She already had a four year old child, and after that baby was born she had an IUD inserted. So obviously she had no concerns with the destruction of the zygotes the IUD causes. This girl is a lasped Catholic, and knows all about the Church’s teaching on abortion, she has had conversatiosn with my pro-life (lasped Catholic) sister, and myself about abortion, and her mother is a devoute Catholic midwife. So on that stating she has “full knowledge”.
Anyway, my querry, or at least I’m seeking the opinions of others, would this be viewed the same as having had an abortion? I mean, there’s that part in the Gospel where Jesus talks abotu committing adultery in your heart just by looking with lust at a woman. Did, spiritually I guess you could say, this girl commit an abortion?
I’ve also heard from some pro-abortion folk about women who were pregnant, were booked in for abortions, and miscarried the day before, or found out they were carrying a blighted ovum or ectopic or mole, so they argue that “well, obviously God wanted me to have the abortion, but He was nice enough to save me the money so I miscarried naturally”.