Vatican City, Oct 10, 2018 / 03:04 am
In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that abortion "suppresses innocent and helpless life in its blossoming."
"Is it right to take a human life to solve a problem? It's like hiring a hitman," Pope Francis said in St. Peter's Square Oct. 10, in a departure from his prepared remarks.
"Violence and the rejection of life are born from fear," the pope added.
For this reason, parents who learn that their unborn child will have a disability need "real closeness, true solidarity to face reality; overcoming understandable fears," he explained.