Pope Francis seems to be making rocksalt and oranges comparison when he tacks abortion on to a laundry list of issues:
Letting migrants die at sea was an “attack against life” akin to abortion or euthanasia, Pope Francis has said.
Decrying victims of abortion, euthanasia, terrorism, trafficking and other travesties, the pontiff told members of the Italian Science and Life Association on Saturday that progress in civilisation should not just be measured technological advancements, but also by the ability to “protect life during the most fragile stages.”
“Abortion is an attack against life. Leaving our brothers on boats to die in the Sicilian channel is an attack against life,” the pontiff said.
His comments came as reception centres across Sicily and southern mainland Italy struggle to host the latest wave of more than 5,000 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean at the weekend, according to Frontex, the European Union’s border agency.
Go here to read the rest. Here is why abortion is different:
1. Sheer numbers: Each year abortion globally claims 42 million lives. For the unborn, every year is World War II when it comes to body counts.
2. The victims: The victims of abortion are the most helpless and innocent among us.
3. The location: Children are slain in their mother’s womb which should be the safest of refuges.
4. Celebrating murder: Unlike most other evils that afflict humanity, abortion is celebrated by powerful forces as a positive good.
5. Tainting effect: When legalized abortion is tolerated in societies it has a tainting effect. Where child murder is not merely tolerated but embraced, the sanctity of human life flies out the window and people are reduced to the status of mere animals.