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[quote:193mwebh]Ectopic pregnancy is not technically the same as abortion. The death of the child is an unintended side-effect rather than the intended effect. As such, it falls under the principle of double-effect: a morally neutral act (the removal of the uterus/fallopian tube), intended for a good (to save the mother), produces a secondary evil (abortion of the child) that is tolerated because it is not inproportional to the good.[/quote:193mwebh]

[color=darkblue:193mwebh]I’m so used to giving those who disagree with the Church’s position on this that I hardly have the energy to bicker over the meaning of words. But you have made an excellent point. One in which I will make a point to make from now on.[/color:193mwebh]