Foo claimed she made the choice for religious reasons, and made sure everyone here knew she was Catholic. FACT is, it was a decision she made based on her own conscience.<quoted text>
I have just come back on this thread after days away and I may have to be brought up to speed because I don't understand why she refused an abortion. The Church does not expect any woman to give up her life for a fetus.
From the Catholic Encyclopedia
However, if medical treatment or surgical operation, necessary to save a mother's life, is applied to her organism (though the child's death would, or at least might, follow as a regretted but unavoidable consequence), it should not be maintained that the fetal life is thereby directly attacked. Moralists agree that we are not always prohibited from doing what is lawful in itself, though evil consequences may follow which we do not desire. The good effects of our acts are then directly intended, and the regretted evil consequences are reluctantly permitted to follow because we cannot avoid them. The evil thus permitted is said to be indirectly intended. It is not imputed to us provided four conditions are verified, namely:
That we do not wish the evil effects, but make all reasonable efforts to avoid them;
That the immediate effect be good in itself;
That the evil is not made a means to obtain the good effect; for this would be to do evil that good might come of it — a procedure never allowed;
That the good effect be as important at least as the evil effect.
Foo was just using her story as an excuse to once again bash pro-life Catholics, irrationally.