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Question from David on 3/23/2014:

I am pro-life but Im wondering if the Church teaches if an abortion can be allowed if the mother is at risk of dying by haveing the baby or if rape or incest happened. Thank you

Answer by Judie Brown on 3/23/2014:

David

The Church does not permit a procured abortion in any situation. As Pope Pius XII said:

“Never and in no case,” said Pope Pius XII in 1951, “has the Church taught that the life of the child must be preferred to that of the mother. It is erroneous to put the question with this alternative: either the life of the child or that of the mother. No, neither the life of the mother nor that of the child can be subjected to direct suppression. In the one case as in the other, there can be but one obligation: to make every effort to save the lives of both, of the mother and the child.”

Judie Brown

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