Pope Francis: “Abortion is like hiring a hit man to take out a human life”
OPPOSED. Pope Francis had very harsh words against abortion comparing this act to a contract to kill.
ROME, ITALY – Pope Francis compared abortion to “hiring a hit man to take out a human life to solve a problem”, Reuters reports.
The Argentinian pontiff have uttered these very harsh words during his weekly general audience Wednesday in an address to tens of thousands worshippers in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
He asked if it was right "to do away with a human life to solve a problem," adding: "Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem?” As the faithfull answered “no”, Francis said: “One cannot do this, it is not right to do away with a human being, albeit small, to solve a problem."
Opposition is absolute
"How can an act that suppresses innocent and defenseless life as it blossoms be therapeutic, civil or simply human?", asked the Pope according to the commandment exhorting the believers not to kill.
It's not the first time the Pope has spoken out on abortion, a practice that goes against the official teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.Opposition to abortion is absolute, providing for no exceptions.
In June, he compared having an abortion to avoid birth defects to the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program.
If it does not directly challenge women who have had an abortion, Pope Francis violently denounces the very principle of the act itself.
“Absolve them of the sin if they repent ”
Francis said that women sometimes are driven by circumstance to abortion and he has extended the ability of ordinary priests and not just bishops to “absolve them of the sin of abortion if they repent.”
In addition, senators in Argentina, the Pope’s home country, rejected a bill in August that would have legalized the procedure.
The pontiff comments came during a three-week meeting of bishops from around the world on young people, where sexuality, including premarital sex, is among the topics of discussion.
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