Abortion of Weak Reflects Nazi Mentality – Pope
Leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has described the abortion of sick and vulnerable children as reflecting the 20th century mentality of the Nazis.
Francis said this over the weekend while delivering a speech to a family association, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
“I’ve heard that it’s fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first few months of pregnancy they do studies to see if the child is healthy or has something, the first offer is: let’s send it away,” CNA reports the pope to have said.
He continued, “The murder of children…to get a peaceful life an innocent [person] is sent away…We do the same as the Nazis to maintain the purity of the race, but with white gloves.
“It’s an atrocity but we do the same thing.”
His words on abortion come just days after his home country of Argentina voted June 14 in favor of a bill that would legalize abortion as early as the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
During his speech, Francis tossed his prepared remarks, telling participants that a prepared text “seems a bit cold,” according to Italian newspaper La Stampa.
The pope, the paper reported, said it is “painful” to think that society would accept the killing of children simply because they are sick or disabled, but this is the current mentality.
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