Pro-Life Group Says Pope Francis ‘Causes Confusion’ By Equating Social Justice Issues With Abortion

A major pro-life advocacy organization is taking issue with Pope Francis’ recently released statements equating social injustice and abortion, stating that the head of the Roman Catholic Church “causes confusion” with his remarks.

On Monday, Pope Francis released a 104-page apostolic exhortation titled “Gaudete et Exsultate,” which translates into English as “Rejoice and be Glad.”

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser released a statement Monday in response the exhortation, saying that it “is impossible to equate the moral weight of abortion” with “any other social justice issue.”

“The right to live predates or precludes every other right. It is simple logic. Without the fundamental right to life, no debate can even begin on the rights that follow. The Catholic Church has long taught that abortion is an intrinsic evil that must always be opposed,” said Dannenfelser. 

“We all affirm the absolute dignity of the migrants and those suffering from poverty. How we solve these issues are matters of prudential judgment on which Catholics can disagree. Today’s exhortation blurs lines and causes confusion.”

In the papal document, Pope Francis argued that efforts to fight social injustices are as important to the mission of the Church as the fight against abortion.

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Source: Christian Post