from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The surgical unblocking of a blocked fallopian tube
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operative formation of a fistula communicating with the Fallopian or Eustachian tube.
For this reason, most moralists agree that MTX and salpingostomy do not withstand the application of the principle of double effect.
The majority of Catholic moralists reject MTX and salpingostomy on the basis that these two amount to no less than a direct abortion.
If an unruptured tubal pregnancy is diagnosed, the most common treatment is a salpingostomy performed during a laparoscopy or laparotomy.
Of course, Catholic bishops COULD clarify their position — they’ve had ample time to do so, since methotrexate and salpingostomy have been standard of care for quite some time — but they’ve chosen not to and most Catholic moralists have gone right on spouting their misogynistic nonsense.