Concerns of many Christians over Pope Francis’ loyalty to the faith and morals of his own Church received new fuel yesterday when, in a speech delivered on the “day of life” that is organized each year to commemorate the victims of abortion, he used the term “interruption of pregnancy” – a euphemism coined by the baby-slaughtering industry to obfuscate the sad reality of their murderous activity.
This use of language has been explicitly condemned by Pope John Paul II in his encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae:
“Especially in the case of abortion there is a widespread use of ambiguous terminology, such as ‘interruption of pregnancy’, which tends to hide abortion’s true nature and to attenuate its seriousness in public opinion. Perhaps this linguistic phenomenon is itself a symptom of an uneasiness of conscience. But no word has the power to change the reality of things: procured abortion is the deliberate and direct killing, by whatever means it is carried out, of a human being in the initial phase of his or her existence, extending from conception to birth.”
As critics observe, the use of such terminology seems to indicate an increasing closeness between the Pontiff and the international population control movement. This was further corroborated by the astonishing fact that Paul Ehrlich, who has called for forced abortion and mass sterilisation, has been invited as a guest speaker to an event jointly hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Science and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences later this month.