“Abortion is homicide” and whoever performs an abortion is a “hit man” who “kills”. In these blunt terms, Pope Francis has expressed himself on board the flight in which he was returning to Rome from Slovakia.
“Abortion is more than a problem, abortion is murder. Without half words: who performs an abortion, kills“, he claimed.
Francisco has argued that embryology books explain that three weeks after conception all the organs are already in place, so, in his opinion, it is already a human life that must be respected. Then he asked himself two questions.
“Is it correct to kill a human life to solve a problem? (…) Second question: Is it correct to hire a hit man to solve a problem? (…) That is why the Church is so hard on this issue, because if it accepts this, it is like accepting daily homicide, “he concluded.
However, Francis has criticized the proposal by some US bishops not to give Communion to President Joe Biden for being in favor of abortion rights, stating that it is more of a political decision than a pastoral one.