NEVER, NEVER ELIMINATE A HUMAN LIFE OR RENT A HIT MAN TO SOLVE A PROBLEM!"
In giving an audience, today, Saturday 25 May, participants in a conference on the theme "Yes to life! - The care of the precious gift of life in situations of fragility ", Pope Francis departed in several places from the written text, adding very strong and partly never said before by him on the subject of abortion.
Here are three textual additions:
(1) “Many times, those few hours when a mother can lull her baby leave a trace in the heart of that woman, who never forgets it. And she feels - let me say the word - realized. She feels like a mother ”.
(2) "Sometimes we hear:" You Catholics do not accept abortion, it is the problem of your faith. " No: it is a pre-religious problem. Faith does not enter. It comes later, but it does not enter: it is a human problem. It is a pre-religious problem. We do not load on faith something that does not belong to it from the beginning. It's a human problem. Only two sentences will help us understand this: two questions. First question: is it legitimate to eliminate a human life to solve a problem? Second question: is it permissible to rent a hit man to solve a problem? The answer is yours. This is the point. Don't go to the religious on something that concerns the human. It is not lawful. Never, never eliminate a human life or rent a hit man to solve a problem ".
(3) "I am reminded of a story of a person that I met in my other diocese. There was a 15-year-old girl who became pregnant and her parents went to the judge to ask for permission to abort. The judge, a truly upright man, studied it and said: "I want to interrogate the child." "But she's down syndrome, she doesn't understand ...". 'No no, let her come. The 15-year-old girl went, she sat there, started talking to the judge and he said to her: "But you know what happens to you?" "Yes, I am sick ...". "Ah, how is your illness?" "They told me I have an animal inside that eats my stomach, and for this they have to do an intervention." "No ... you don't have a worm that eats your stomach. Do you know what you have there? A child!'. And the girl with down syndrome said: "Oh, how nice!" With this, the judge did not authorize the abortion. Mom wants it. The years have passed. A baby girl was born. She studied, grew up, became a lawyer. That little girl, since she understood her story because they told her, every birthday they called the judge to thank him for the gift of birth. The things of life. The judge is dead and now she has become a promoter of justice. But look what a beautiful thing! Abortion is never the answer that women and families seek ”.
My comment: Pope Francis is correct. Being pro-life isn't a Catholic or religious thing. It is a human rights issue that even atheists should support. NEVER, NEVER ELIMINATE A HUMAN LIFE OR RENT A HIT MAN TO SOLVE A PROBLEM!"