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Since ascending to the papal title in 2013, Pope Francis has made a name for himself as the “chill pope” for his views, which are quite progressive relative to the institution he helms: He’s pro-breastfeeding, he is seemingly pro-LGBTQ rights, he’s not afraid to speak out about climate change and reiterate that this shit is real and yes, it is probably humanity’s fault. But to lightly paraphrase a famous dude, the Pope is Catholic; nothing’s ever going to change that. Which makes his latest comments on abortion pretty predictable.

In his weekly address to Vatican-goers, Pope Francis compared abortion to:

“hiring a hitman to resolve a problem”

He also described it as:

“a contradictory approach to life allows the suppression of human life in the mother’s womb in order to safeguard other values”

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Continuing, he wondered:

“How can an act that suppresses an innocent and helpless life as it blossoms be therapeutic, civil or, simply, humane?”

To surmise, he described abortion as:

“not right”

Anyway, this is a fun journey we’ve all been on. So glad we decided to check in on this. See you next time.