Suppose a woman with cancer becomes pregnant.
Is she morally obliged to seek treatment? Let’s make it a “really hard” case and assume the baby is viable, and she COULD possibly save the baby with treatment, but the mom is just sick of treatment and she’s in Stage 4 and just wants to be allowed to die. She’s done fighting (I know the answer is encouragement, but I’m interested in the issue of whether she must seek treatment to help save her baby’s life.)
Is it morally obligatory to hook her up to machines at the end of her life to save the baby?
I’m having a discussion and I just need to be sure.
My hunch is that seeking treatment is not obligatory, because the Church tends to allow for nature to take its course without seeking treatment, but I wanted to double check.