Pope Francis compares abortion to ‘hiring a hit man’

Pope Francis railed against abortion and euthanasia on Wednesday, saying both are part of what he dubbed today’s “throwaway culture.”

Addressing worshippers in the Vatican, Francis noted that some people defend abortion and reproductive choice as “safeguarding other rights.”

“How can an act that suppresses innocent and defenseless life as it blossoms be therapeutic, civil or simply human?” he asked the assembled faithful.

In unprepared remarks, Francis then asked the crowd if it was fair “to take out a human life” or “hire a hit man” in order to solve a problem.

“You cannot, it is not right to kill a human being, regardless of how small it is, to solve a problem,” he said. “It is like hiring a hit man to solve a problem.”1


1 https://www.dw.com/en/pope-francis-compares-abortion-to-hiring-a-hit-man/a-45832783 (Accessed 19 April 2019)

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