abortion to avoid birth defects is similar to the Holocaust.
“It is fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first few months of a pregnancy doctors do
studies to see if the child is healthy or has something, the first idea is: ‘Let’s send it away,'” the
Pope said. “We do the same as the Nazis to maintain the purity of the race, but with white gloves on.”
He has frequently lamented how the sick, the poor, the elderly and the unborn are considered
unworthy of protection and dignity by a society that prizes individual efficiency instead, and
he’s urged families to accept children “as God gives them to us.”
Graham continued in his post, “The Pope denounced abortion, calling it the ‘white glove’
equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program. He also encouraged families to accept children
‘as God gives them to us.’ He’s right, and our society needs to hear this message now more than
ever. God’s Word says, ‘Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a
reward’ (Psalm 127:3). We can never stop praying for an end to abortion—will you pray that
our nation would wake up and protect the most vulnerable among us?”
The pope also made headlines on another big social issue, saying same-sex families should not
be recognized in the Catholic Church.
“Today, it is hard to say this, we speak of ‘diversified’ families: different types of families. It is
true that the word ‘family’ is an analogical word because we speak of the ‘family’ of stars, ‘family’
of trees, ‘family’ of animals … it is an analogical word. But the human family in the image of God,
man, and woman, is the only one. It is the only one. A man and woman can be non-believers: but
if they love each other and unite in marriage, they are in the image of God even if they don’t
believe,” Francis said.