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Pope Francis: Abortion is an ‘Unspeakable Crime,’ Right to Life is Central Human Right

By Steven Ertelt

Pope Francis issued a strong condemnation of abortion today, calling abortion an “abominable crime” and saying the right to life is the central human right.

He said every civil right is based on the “first and most fundamental right”: the right to life, which is not subordinate to any other.

“We know human life is sacred and inviolable,” the Pope said. “Every civil law is based on the recognition of the first and fundamental right, that to life, which is not subject to any conditions, neither economic nor qualitative nor ideological.”

“One of the most serious risks” today, he added, is the “divorce between economics and morality … It is therefore necessary to reiterate the strongest opposition to any direct attack on life, especially innocent and defenseless life, and the unborn child in the mother’s womb is the innocent par excellence.”

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