The Hill reports that Pope Francis compared the procedure of an abortion to hiring a “hitman” to solve a problem, in a Vatican conference according to the New York Times.
“Is it legitimate to take out a human life to solve a problem? Is it permissible to contract a hitman to solve a problem?”
The Pope also called the abortion of an unhealthy fetus “inhuman eugenics.”
“Human life is sacred and inviolable and the use of prenatal diagnosis for selective purposes should be discouraged with strength.”
Pope Francis’s remarks come as several state legislatures have advanced bills that outlaw abortion 6 weeks into a pregnancy.