Abortion like hiring a hit man to solve problems: Francis

Pope Francis says abortion is like hiring a'contract killer

Francis made the comments, among his strongest yet against abortion, during his weekly Wednesday audience dedicated to the commandment exhorting the faithful not to kill. He went on to tell the audience that "it is not right" to take a human life, no matter how small. It is not fair. "No, it can not be done", he said. Pope Francis asks an attentive crowd.

Francis accepted McCarrick's resignation as cardinal in July, after a U.S. church investigation determined that an accusation he had sexually abused a minor was credible.

'Interrupting a pregnancy is like eliminating someone. getting rid of a human being is like resorting to a contract killer to solve a problem, ' Francis said.

"Is it fair to hire a contract killer to solve a problem?"

"How can an act which terminates a budding life, innocent and defenceless, be therapeutic, civilized, or simply human?"

"When during pregnancy parents discover that their child is affected by a disease, they need real closeness, real solidarity, to face reality overcoming understandable fears".

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Francis has framed both abortion and euthanasia as part of what he calls today's "throwaway culture" where the sick, the poor, the elderly and the unborn are considered unworthy of protection and dignity by a society that prizes instead individual prowess and success. "In reality this person is a gift from God that can take one out of being self-centered and make one grow in love".

Shortly after becoming Pope in March 2013, Francis appeared to downplay the importance of "cultural war" issues such as abortion, contraception and gay marriage, saying in an interview the Church had become "obsessed" with them.

"The only authentic measure of life" is love, he said; God loves every single human life. "We cannot despise what God so loved!"

"It is worthwhile to accept every life because every man is worth the blood of Christ".

"Do not scorn life", not the lives of others or one's own, he said, particularly with addictions that ruin lives and can lead to death.

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