Vatican City, Nov 25, 2020 / 08:30 am
Pope Francis has written a note to women in his homeland who asked him to help make known their opposition to a bill to legalize abortion introduced to the legislature by Argentina's president last week.
Eight women signed a Nov. 18 letter to Pope Francis expressing fear that the abortion bill targets poor women and asking him "to help us by making our voice heard."
The Argentine daily La Nacion published Nov. 24 the full letter of the women, together with the pope's Nov. 22 response, which was sent through the national deputy for the City of Buenos Aires, Victoria Morales Gorleri.
In the handwritten note, Pope Francis said that abortion "is not a primarily religious issue but one of human ethics, prior to any religious confession."