Pope Francis Comes Out Hard Against Abortion -- Will This Make A Difference?

Pope Francis is going hard in his support for anti-abortion laws that have been approved in 12 states. The leader of the Catholic Church seems sure on this one.

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Catholics and many conservatives are rejoicing as liberals and activists are infuriated by comments made by Pope Francis on Saturday.

The head of the Catholic Church said that having an abortion is comparable and is heinous as hiring a "hitman."

The sovereign of the Vatican City State went on to say that a woman's decision to end a pregnancy by removing the embryo or fetus should not be acceptable.

While Pope Francis did share his thoughts on if abortion should be permitted if the woman was raped or in case of incest, he did say that if the baby has health issues, the mother should march on with the pregnancy.

 Pope Francis said a Vatican conference: "Is it legitimate to take out a human life to solve a problem? Is it permissible to contract a hitman to solve a problem?"

Talking about an ill fetus, the pope said it was "inhuman eugenics," to abort it.

 The comments made by the religious leader came after a dozen states, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi passed very strict anti-abortion laws, also known as "heartbeat bills."

Most recently, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey sparked outrage by signing a bill that more or less makes all abortions illegal, including in cases of rape and incest.

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running for president, has been very vocal as an activist who believes it is time to "fight back."

She explained: "Human life is sacred and inviolable, and the use of prenatal diagnosis for selective purposes should be discouraged with strength." 

She added: "Access to quality reproductive health services, including safe and legal abortion, is essential to a woman's health and economic security, but systemic barriers have made it especially difficult for low-income women and women of color to get the access to reproductive care they need."

Warren argued that Congress needs to issue new laws to make it harder for other states to pass stricter legislation.

She went on to reveal: "Congress should pass new federal laws that protect access to reproductive care from right-wing ideologues in the states. Federal laws that ensure real access to birth control and abortion care for all women. Federal laws that will stand no matter what the Supreme Court does."  

Is the pope wrong about abortion, yes or no?