As I said, ""As to why the USCCB defended the actions of the hospital administration, the court, and the ultimate C-section, it’s hard to say given the information I can find about the case."
Had the situation been different from what I currently know about it, but medically similar, the C-section would have been all right because.the principle of double effect would have come into play.
To make the issue clearer, in the case of a woman who is definitely dying and in a coma, and no one knows who she is. And she is 8 months pregnant and the baby is perfectly OK.
It would be morally fine to perform a C-section, even if it would probably hasten her death, to save the baby.
Why? The intent of the operation is to save the baby’s life, and the hastening of her (already inevitable) death is a type of unintended side-effect.
This differs from a procured abortion, which is a procedure which directly targets the unborn child.