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|Take 2, NewlyHousewife|
Apr. 5th, 2012 at 8:44 pm
For a biography, see LiZ’s post here
Let’s play fake scenario:
Married woman named Kathy is a stay at home mom and has a 3 month-old baby named Lily. Kathy’s husband Bill and she are members of the church. One day Kathy feels a little different and takes a pregnancy test. The test is positive. Kathy does not feel she can care for herself, Lily, and a new baby. In wondering what to do, Kathy asks Bill how he feels about an abortion. Bill promptly tells her that if she got an abortion he would have to tell the bishop about it. She would risk excommunication, and Bill would probably divorce her.
Now obviously this is a fake baby we’re talking about here, and whether or not Bill agrees with whatever Kathy does is not the point.
Does Bill have a priesthood duty to report Kathy’s abortion (if she has one) to the bishop? Is Kathy at risk of excommunication if she has an abortion?
If Bill does have to tell, what other things does he have to talk about? Word of Wisdom? Wearing bikinis?
Does Kathy have a duty to report any actions of her husband?