Pope Francis is making news this morning after he suggested that abortion “kills children who will never see the light of day.”
The popular Pope, who has consistently spoken against abortion, raises the issue just 10 days before the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
He noted that abortion is part of a “throwaway” culture that wastes people and food. He also called for more respect for the elderly and the protection of children from exploitation of many kinds.
Heritage policy analyst Sarah Torre weighed in, telling The Foundry, “As the Pope alluded to, abortion harms all of us. It has created a culture that disregards the dignity of human life, endangers women, demeans motherhood and denigrates men’s role as fathers.”
In the remarks, distributed today, Francis reaffirmed his position:
“Every unborn child, though unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of the Lord, who even before his birth, and then as soon as he was born, experienced the rejection of the world.”
The Pope’s words come at a time when pro-life activists around the country are set to take part in the annual March for Life in Washington next week.
LifeNews.com’s Carol Tobias in her article “Young Americans in the Post Roe v. Wade Generations Will End Abortion” writes:
I had the opportunity in recent months to speak on the campuses of both Princeton University, as a guest of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, and the University of Dallas, as a guest of Crusaders for Life. These are two very different campuses, but both had wonderful, sincere students with similar questions.
Many of them wanted to know how they can impact their generation in favor of life. One young man wanted to know if he should even get involved in what is touted as “a woman’s issue.” Another wanted to know how he could influence people since he isn’t very outgoing and comfortable with bringing up the issue of abortion for discussion.
One young lady already has a plan to get involved in politics and hopes to end up in Congress. Others wanted to know about internship possibilities with NRLC or wanted more information on our summer Academy, or “pro-life boot camp” as I like to call it.
Time to stop the killing of the innocent brought about by a few men in black robes.