Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring a hitman

Pope Francis rightly compared abortion to hiring a "hitman to solve a problem" during his weekly general audience yesterday in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. That is exactly what happens for an abortion. Women are paying abortionists in the lucrative abortion industry large sums of money to kill their children, rip and tear their babies from their womb, poison, dismember and suffocate the most innocent members of our society. Abortion is a permanent answer to an often temporary problem. There is always a better, more compassionate, humane answer than the barbarity, destruction and death of abortion.

In Britain alone, the cruel, lucrative abortion industry of Marie Stopes has spent £757,832,800 of taxpayers’ money to pay the private sector abortionists. The Times reported that the boss of Marie Stopes received a phenomenal £420,000 in one recent year alone (four times the Prime Minister’s salary). Twenty-two of their employees were paid more than £100,000.

Pope Francis also said "But how can an act that suppresses innocent and defenceless budding human life be therapeutic, civil or simply human?" He put this question to his audience: "Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? One cannot do this, it is not right to do away with a human being, albeit small, to solve a problem."

Abortion is a practice that goes against the traditional teachings of the Roman Catholic Church with the belief that we are all made in God’s image and likeness, he knew each one of us before he formed and knitted us together in the womb. Every life is sacred and only God has the power and authority to give and take life. This is not the first time Pope Francis has bravely spoken out against abortion. In June, he compared having an abortion to avoid birth defects to the Nazi-era idea of trying to create a pure race. Abortion is eugenics, discriminating against gender, race and disability, for example, 90% of babies with Down’s syndrome prenatally tested are killed through abortion in Britain and 100% in Iceland.

"I have heard that it's fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first 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," Francis was reported as saying in remarks to Italy's Family Association in Rome.

"I say this with pain. In the last century the whole world was scandalized about what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today we do the same, but now with white gloves." The Nazi quest for a pure race by allowing only healthy children to be born, known as eugenics, included abortion and the sterilisation of people with physical and mental illness. More than 300,000 people with disabilities were slaughtered during the Holocaust. Abortion is the modern day holocaust. The lucrative abortion industry has caused more deaths and bloodshed than all wars combined with over 9 million babies killed in Britain since 1967 and over 60 million in America since 1973 to name just 2 countries.

The pontiff's earlier comments came just days after the lower house in Argentina, the Pope's homeland and a majority Catholic nation, approved a bill to legalise elective abortion. Thankfully, the bill was subsequently rejected by the Senate.

Ireland, another majority Catholic nation, sadly repealed the 8th amendment – stripping unborn children of all constitutional rights and allowing for widespread abortion-on-demand.

We must continue to keep abortion not only illegal but unthinkable in Northern Ireland by promoting a culture of life that safeguards every person – born and unborn – in law, policy and practice. Our pro-life, life-saving laws, that have saved over 100,000 people, matter because EVERY life matters.

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