Pope Francis on Wednesday compared having an abortion to hiring a “contract killer”.
“Interrupting a pregnancy is like eliminating someone,” Francis said in an address to worshippers in the Vatican.
“Getting rid of a human being is like resorting to a contract killer to solve a problem,” he said.
“Is it just to resort to a contract killer to solve a problem?”
His comments departed from the prepared text for his homily delivered during his weekly audience on Saint Peter’s Square.
In his address, the Argentine pontiff complained of a “depreciation of human life”.
He cited wars, exploitation and what he called a culture of wastefulness, as well as abortion. Read more