Pope Compares Abortion to Nazi Eugenics
Pope Francis has compared the practice of aborting babies after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects to Nazi attempts to create a “pure” race by eliminating the weakest.
The Pope made the comparison in a long, off-the-cuff address to a members of a confederation of Italian family associations. “Children should be accepted as they come, as God sends them, as God allows, even if at times they are sick,” he said.
Francis spoke of pre-natal tests to determine if an unborn baby has any illnesses or malformations. “The first proposal, in that case, is: ‘Should we get rid of it?’ The killing of children. And to have a more tranquil life, an innocent is done away with."
“I say it with pain. In the last century the whole world was scandalised by what the Nazis did to pursue the pureness of the race. Today, we are doing the same thing, with white gloves.”
In the same address, the Pope also affirmed the family based on the marriage of one man and one woman. “People speak of varied families, of various kinds of family... [but] the family [as] man and woman in the image of God is the only one,” he said.
Irish Examiner. June 18.