I published this post on April 11, 2014.
While Obama and other Leftists spin the visit of Pope Francis to the United States to promote their political agenda, I think it's important to highlight the pope's past comments about human life and abortion.
Since the talking point is that Pope Francis rejects the emphasizing of so-called "social issues," it's time to remind the Leftists that Pope Francis does not agree with them.
(I wish Pope Francis would take the opportunity of his U.S. visit to discuss the sanctity of life and specifically condemn Planned Parenthood and its horrific baby parts trafficking. Unfortunately, he's opting out of that.)
APRIL 11, 2014:
It will be tough for lovers of abortion, like Obama, to embrace Pope Francis after his recent comments. Sorry, all you Democrats and other Leftists. The Pope Francis party is over.
Human life is “sacred and inviolable” and “every civil law is based on the recognition of the first and most fundamental right, the right to life,” Pope Francis told an Italian pro-life organization today.So, Pope Francis is speaking out for the weakest and most vulnerable among us - human life in the womb. Just like Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul, Pope Francis is preaching about the sanctity of life.
The pope thanked the Movimento per la Vita, one of Italy’s leading political pro-life groups, for their work, urging them to continue “with courage and love” for life “in all its phases.”&bbsp;
“It is therefore necessary to reiterate the strongest opposition to any direct attack on life, especially innocent and defenseless, and her unborn child in the womb is the innocent par excellence,” the pope told the gathering of politicians and pro-life activists at the Vatican today.
“If you look at life as something that is consumed,” the pope said, “it will also be something that sooner or later you can throw away, with abortion to begin with.”
Human life, however, is “a gift from God” and if it is accepted as such, “then you have before you a valuable and intangible asset, to be protected by all means and not to be discarded.”
...In his brief address, Pope Francis quoted the document Gaudium et Spes of the Second Vatican Council, that says, “Life once conceived, must be protected with the utmost care; abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.” He encouraged pro-life workers to fight for life “with a style of closeness” to women so that “every woman feels regarded as a person, heard, accepted, accompanied.”Bad news for the Leftist thought police.
In a speech on Friday to the International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE), the pope also spoke of the need to reaffirm the rights of parents to decide “the moral and religious education of their children” and reject all forms of “educational experimentation with children and young people.”
Every child, he said, has the right to grow up in a family “with a father and a mother” capable of creating “a suitable environment for the child’s development and emotional maturity.” The Pope also warned against the effort to push a “dictatorship of one form of thinking” on children comparing these to the “horrors of the manipulation of education that we experienced in the great genocidal dictatorships of the twentieth century.”
Pope Francis gets religion.