From the New Encyclical: Protecting Nature – Protecting Life

Pope Francis“Since everything is related, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion. How can we genuinely teach the importance of concern for other vulnerable beings, however troublesome or inconvenient they may be, if we fail to protect a human embryo, even when its presence is uncomfortable and creates difficulties? If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of the new life is lost, then other forms of acceptance that are valuable for society also wither away (120).”

“To blame population growth instead of extreme and selective consumerism on the part of some, is one way of refusing to face the issues (50).”

— Pope Francis, Laudato Si, June 18, 2015

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