Pope Francis Condemns Abortion: “Every Human Life Has Value”

Micaiah Bilger

Pope Francis encouraged society to value every human life during his daily message Wednesday from his papal library.

Highlighting the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s “Evangelium vitae,” Pope Francis told his online audience that his message is for all of society, not just Christians, according to Rome Reports.

“Every human life, unique and unrepeatable, it has value in itself. It has an inestimable value,” the pope said. “The attacks on the dignity and life of people unfortunately also continue in our era, which is the era of universal human rights. Indeed, we are faced with new threats and a new slavery, and laws don’t always protect the weakest and most vulnerable human life.”

He condemned abortion, pointing to a passage in the New Testament that recognizes unborn babies as valuable human beings. He referred to the story of Mary and Elizabeth in which the baby in Elizabeth’s womb “leaped for joy” when Mary came in carrying Jesus in her own womb.

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