If a woman has a tubal pregnancy, it is permissible to remove the fallopian tube, which is a diseased organ and by the principle of double affect the pregnancy would be ended. Since this can now be done with a drug, and eliminate the need for a surgical procedure, is it morally permissible to give methotrexate, a chemotherapeutic agent which would eliminate the pregnancy in the fallopian tube and prevent rupture of the tube?
Know a nurse who was in that position and did not want to give the drug. I could not answer adequately. thanks