Pope Fran­cis: Abor­tion like hir­ing hit­man

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY KAREN ROCKETT

POPE Fran­cis yes­ter­day said abor­tion can never be con­doned – and com­pared it to hir­ing a hit­man.

The Pon­tiff, 82, said even when a foe­tus is “gravely sick or mal­formed” it should not be aborted.

He told del­e­gates at an anti-abor­tion con­fer­ence at the Vat­i­can: “Is it licit to throw away a life to re­solve a prob­lem?

“Is it licit to hire a hit­man to re­solve a prob­lem?”

Fran­cis crit­i­cised pre-na­tal test­ing, say­ing a hu­man be­ing is “never in­com­pat­i­ble with life.”

The Pope has ex­pressed sym­pa­thy for women who have abor­tions and made it eas­ier for them to be “for­given.”

But he has urged doc­tors and priests to sup­port fam­i­lies to carry such preg­nan­cies to term.

CAM­PAIGN Pope at Vat­i­can

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