Whoa! How did this response of mine wind up here? It was NOT meant as a response to Beethovens10th, but as a response to "binc", who wrote: "I have had the displeasure of knowing quite a few good little practicing Catholic girls that had abortions. The hypocrisy goes across all faiths, not just evangelicals." on Nov 13, 2012 9:39 AM.
My response to you, Beethoven, which appears lost and may appear at a later time, was that I agreed with you; a young woman raised a Catholic who had an abortion and did not repent of the same would no longer be a "practising" Catholic in the eyes of the Church, even if she still paid lip service by going to Mass - at least, as far as I know from Cathechism class.