She Says she is a Catholic so I would think that she would know understand this paragraph in the CCC?
**CCC 1859 **Mortal sin requires full knowledge and complete consent. It presupposes knowledge of the sinful character of the act, of its opposition to God’s law. It also implies a consent sufficiently deliberate to be a personal choice. Feigned ignorance and hardness of heart133 do not diminish, but rather increase, the voluntary character of a sin.
If she knows the above then she should also know the below.
**CCC 1789 **Some rules apply in every case:
- One may never do evil so that good may result from it;
- the Golden Rule: “Whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.”
- charity always proceeds by way of respect for one’s neighbor and his conscience: “Thus sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience . . . you sin against Christ.”
**CCC 1792 **identifies specifically “the errors of judgment in moral conduct”, including “assertion of a mistaken notion of autonomy of conscience, rejection of the Church’s authority and Her teaching.”
**CCC 2039 **teaches “Personal conscience and reason should not be set in opposition to the moral law or the Magisterium of the Church.”
Being a law maker I am sure she understand the below as well as the above.
Can. 229 §1. Lay persons are bound by the obligation and possess the right to acquire knowledge of Christian doctrine appropriate to the capacity and condition of each in order for them to be able to live according to this doctrine, announce it themselves, defend it if necessary, and take their part in exercising the apostolate
Can 205: Catholics are those in full communion with the Church through the bonds of profession of faith, the sacraments and ecclesiastical governance.
**Can 750 §2. “Each and every thing which is proposed definitively by the Magisterium of the Church concerning the doctrine of faith and morals, that is, each and every thing which is required to safeguard reverently and to expound faithfully the same deposit of faith, is also to be firmly embraced and retained; therefore, one who rejects those propositions which are to be held definitively is opposed to the doctrine of the Catholic Church.
So if she refuses the above then the below applies…
Mt 18:17 “If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”
If all the above is true then I wonder if the Church authorities even have to excommunicate her, because like someone that has had and abortion would she not have already excommunicated herself?