Pope Francis Likens Abortion To Hiring ‘Hitman’

Time:- (VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term.

Speaking to a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference, Francis said the opposition to abortion isn’t a religious issue but a human one.

“Is it licit to throw away a life to resolve a problem?” he asked. “Is it licit to hire a hitman to resolve a problem?”

Francis denounced decisions to abort based on prenatal testing, saying a human being is “never incompatible with life.”

Even those babies destined to die at birth or soon thereafter deserve to receive medical care in the womb, Francis said, adding that their parents need to be supported so they don’t feel isolated and afraid.

While one can argue about using medical resources this way, there is value to it for the parents, he said.

“Taking care of these children helps parents to grieve and not only think of it as a loss, but as a step on a path taken together,” Francis said.

Francis has spoken out strongly against abortion but also has expressed sympathy for women who have had them and made it easier for them to be absolved of the sin of abortion.

His comments come as the abortion debate is again making headlines in the U.S. with state initiatives seeking to restrict the procedure.

2 COMMENTS

  1. LOGICAL REASONING

    The Pope has not only advanced some ‘…Logical Reasoning,’ but has re-stated the ‘…moral position of the Church.’ This might reasonably be inferred when he said ‘…it was not a religious issue.’

    He may have simplistically looked at ‘…abortion as a human problem.’

    He compared it to a ‘…domestic dispute,’ where a spouse may hire a ‘…hit-man’ (cold-blooded killer) or some other person may do the same to eliminate someone out of ‘…greed; …malice or evil’ toward the other spouse or another person.

    He concentrates only on the survivability of the ‘…unborn-fetus-sick or likely to die,’ and seemingly excluded the ‘…possibility of death to a conceived mother.’

    This may have been the reason, that law-makers had made provisions giving legitimacy to do so in exceptional cases.

    What if the Pope is made sick by some malignancy to a part of his body that ‘…God has created in his image and likeness,’ and surgery is medically advised?

    The question is ‘…What would the Pope do to ‘…prolong life and enjoy continued health and wellness?’

    Guess the Pope may bravely say, ‘…Let me suffer and die painfully and peacefully.’

  2. But Mr Pope, we all know abortion is wrong. Suddenly the pope reiterates it and it’s big news? Prompts me to ask then, had the Pope taken a stand to say abortion is ok or somewhat acceptable, does that miraculously makes it ok? How many of us would take it and run with it? Drifting from abortion a bit, who gives this heck of a man such authority to declare or alter what God has said?

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