Church Ousts Nun Who OK'd Abortion to Save Woman - CBS News
CBS took the PC route and used the word "oust" instead of "excommunicate."
And from NPR:A nun was kicked out of the Catholic Church for approving an abortion in order to save a pregnant woman's life.
According to a National Public Radio report, Sister Margaret McBride approved the abortion for a 27-year-old woman who was 11 weeks pregnant but suffered from a serious heart condition. Doctors said the woman faced near-certain death had she continued her pregnancy at the Catholic Church in Phoenix last November.
But the hospital felt it could proceed because of an exception — called Directive 47 in the U.S. Catholic Church's ethical guidelines for health care providers — that allows, in some circumstance, procedures that could kill the fetus to save the mother. Sister Margaret McBride, who was an administrator at the hospital as well as its liaison to the diocese, gave her approval.
Nun Excommunicated For Allowing Abortion : NPR
Short version: Woman has heart problem, continued pregnancy was going to kill her. The administrator who approved the abortion was a nun, gets excommunicated.According to a hospital document, she had "right heart failure," and her doctors told her that if she continued with the pregnancy, her risk of mortality was "close to 100 percent."
Given a clear cut choice between kill the child and kill both, the church would have chosen both, apparently. I feel bad for everyone involved.