“When one looks at the Catechism of the Catholic Church and sees that anyone who even assists (in any way) with an abortion is excommunicated..............it tries my brains to try to figure out why these Catholics cant see the truth.”
That would be persons whose assistance is formal and proximate.
Remember that in Catholic canon law, punishments are applied narrowly, benefits more broadly.
The penalty of excommunication, latae sententiae, for participating in the crime of abortion likely does not extend to politicians who support the legality of abortion.
Agree — the nurses, the people who pay for the abortions, the people who drive them there and drop them off such as Mike Erickson did in Oregon.
(Don’t ask me how he won the Republican spot for my district. Ugh!)