Pope Francis: Interrupting a pregnancy is like eliminating someone

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Pope Francis has likened abortion to hiring a “contract killer”.

Francis has opposed a bill to legalise abortion in Argentina – and his recent comments came during a formal address at Saint Peter’s Square.

“Interrupting a pregnancy is like eliminating someone,” he said.

“Getting rid of a human being is like resorting to a contract killer to solve a problem.

“Is it just to resort to a contract killer to solve a problem?

“How can an act that suppresses innocent life be therapeutic, civil or even human?”

Earlier this year, a lay campaign group confirmed many Argentine Catholics opposed Franchis’ opposition to the bill by renouncing their membership of the church.

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