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Pope Francis equates abortion to 'hiring hitman,' says it's unacceptable


Pope Francis equates abortion to 'hiring hitman,' says it's unacceptable

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Pope Francis said abortion was always unacceptable, regardless of whether a fetus is fatally ill or has pathological disorders. Speaking at a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference, The New York Times quoted the Pope as saying that the abortion was not a religious issue, but a human one.

The Pope also stressed that the decision to abort based on medical information about an ill fetus amounted to "inhuman eugenics," and denied families the chance to welcome the weakest of children. He argued that using abortion as a mode of "prevention" could never be condoned and that such a position had "nothing to do" with faith.

Pope's remarks come in the wake of a raging abortion debate in the United States, where multiple states, including Alabama, Georgia and Missouri severely limited or banned abortion after six weeks, prompting an outcry by pro-choice advocates.

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