Abortion: Pope Francis’ tweet before the Senate debate

In a message on social networks, he said that “every discarded person is a child of God.” Source: AFP

Within hours of the approval or rejection of the Law of Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy in the Senate, the Pope Francisco He wrote a message today that was understood as one more example of his position.

“The Son of God was born discarded to tell us that every discarded person is a child of God. He came into the world as a child comes into the world, weak and fragile, so that we can embrace our frailties with tenderness, “he wrote in his social media post.

These phrases are part of his homily on December 24, in which he also assures: “It is often heard that the greatest joy in life is the birth of a child. It is something extraordinary, that changes everything, that movement energies unthinkable and it makes us overcome fatigue, discomfort and sleepless nights, because it brings great happiness, before which nothing seems to weigh anymore “.

At another point in his speech, delivered days ago, the Pope affirmed: “God tells you: ‘Have courage, I am with you.’ He does not tell you in words, but by making you a son like you and for you, to remind you of what the starting point for you to start again: recognize yourself as a son of God, as a daughter of God “.

And he also indicated: “This is the starting point for any new birth. This is the indestructible heart of our hope, the burning core that sustains existence: Beyond our qualities and our defects, stronger than the hurts and failures of the past, than the fears and concern for the future, is this truth: we are beloved children. “

Francisco, as the highest authority of the Catholic Church, rejects the approval of abortion and weeks ago sent messages, both through letters and telephone calls to national legislators who will participate in the debate. To them he transmitted the basic premises for which he rejects the initiative: the Supreme Pontiff affirms that it is not a religious matter, but of human ethics. He even wondered if it was “fair to eliminate a life to solve a problem” or to “hire a hit man” to achieve that goal.

This afternoon, according to the schedule at 4:00 p.m., the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy project will have its final debate in the Senate, in a session that is estimated to last until tomorrow and whose outcome is still uncertain due to the parity that exists between legislators who support the initiative and those who reject it.

The initiative was sent by the Government to Congress together with another known as the Plan of 1000 days, for the protection of pregnant women and the first years of childhood, which will be debated and voted on in the same session, according to the published by Telam.

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