Pope Francis condemned abortion in no uncertain terms today, saying that abortion kills babies whose lives begin at conception and must be respected.
Speaking with members of the media on board a flight from Slovakia to the Vatican, Pope Francis said, “Abortion is more than an issue. Abortion is murder. Those who carry out abortions kill.”
The head of the Catholic Church made it clear that unborn children are human beings started at fertilization.
“The textbooks teach us that. But is it right to take it out to solve a problem? And this is why the Church is so strict on this issue because it is kind of like accepting this is accepting daily murder,” the Pope added.