Pope Francis is speaking out against abortion again In the midst of the controversial US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
during a Interview With Reuters published on Monday, Francis said he respected the court’s decision but could not say whether it was correct “from a judicial point of view”.
“I’m telling you the truth. I don’t understand it from a technical point of view,” he said, “I’ll have to study it because I don’t really understand the judgment (details) of 50 years ago and now I can’t say whether It did right or wrong from a judicial point of view.”
High Court rejected Roe vs. Wade And planned Parenthood v. Casey last month ended a decades-old legal precedent protecting abortion rights.
Francis also said it’s important to look at what science has learned about abortion over the past few decades.
“In this we have to be scientists, see what science tells us today. Science today and any book on embryology that our medical students read tells you that 30 days after conception there is DNA and all the organs are already there. Only laying happens,” he said.
Yet many people do not realize that they are pregnant at 30 days, and organs such as the heart and the primitive circulatory system have not yet begun to form in the fetus.
“I ask: ‘Is it legitimate, is it right to end human life to solve a problem?'” Francis asked in his Reuters interview. “It’s a human life—that’s science. The ethical question is whether it’s right to take a human life to solve a problem. Really, is it right to hire a hit man to solve a problem.” ?”
During an anti-abortion convention sponsored by the Vatican in May 2019, the pope asked similarly: “Is it worth throwing away life to solve a problem? Is it lawful to hire a hit man to solve a problem?”
He also claimed that a human being “is never incompatible with life.”
In fact, fetal death can occur at any time due to problems with the placenta or placenta, infections, birth defects, genetic abnormalities, and more.
At the time, Francis stated that even when the fetus was seriously ill or was likely to die, he could not condone abortion, and called on doctors and priests to support families in terminating such pregnancies. asked for.
this month, the pope rejected report that he plans to resign as the 266th Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.