Given that conflicting moral absolutes exist, they often rear their ugly head in the hard case. Say a married woman has a debilitating disease which requires a potentially abortifacient drug.
What to do?
Here are the options on the table (saying nothing about their relative morality at this point):
1) don’t take the drug and do no family planning
2) take the drug and do no family planning
3) take the drug and do family planning
a. Use NFP or NAAC
b. Render reproduction surgically impossible
c. Take a contraceptive pill
What to do? Pretend you are counseling a couple in this. Give reasons why/why not for each number and letter.
Which is the lesser evil?
Which is the graver evil?
BTW, this isn’t just for my amusement. I want to be prepared for real life situations.