I wrote this to a friend today and wonder if this is correct. My interpretation of the verse below
Is the sin of abortion lessened in degree based on moral culpability; mortal to venial or mortal to no sin?
E.g. Some pro-abortion people believe they’re doing a good in preventing the future suffering of a child. Some pro-abortion people don’t believe other people should have to take responsibility for their actions, which involves sacrifice (suffering) in raising children. In both situations they do not value the gift of the human person, but one group believes they are doing a good.
Therefore, and I am not sure about this, it may be possible that some evil deeds or injustices, including abortion, may be lessened in degree of sin due to the inculpability of the person, especially in the first situation… again, I am not sure on that. But my point is that those truly seeking the Lord will inevitably understand justice completely, if not on earth, definitely in heaven. Those are my thoughts.
Based on this verse:
“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.” (Proverbs 28:5)
God Bless You,