The Catholic Church has taught through all time in agreement with mankind’s nature that all or any abortion is universally wrong. The key principle is found in the fifth commandment not to kill, based on natural moral law. Further, we must not kill the innocent for any reason. This teaching is repeated in the most significant recent teaching document, the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The church is not at liberty to alter any laws or moral codes derived from natural law, as these are defined from intrinsic human nature in accordance with the Divine Mind and Plan.


The Roman Catholic Church and Abortion:
An Historical Perspective – Part I & Part II

Famous Quotes

I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion. The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly. If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You will come to understand that nothing is definitively lost and you will also be able to ask forgiveness from your child, who is now living in the Lord.” ~ Saint John Paul II message to aborted women in Evangelium Vitae [99]

We know human life is sacred and inviolable.”

“Every civil law is based on the recognition of the first and fundamental right, that to life, which is not subject to any conditions, neither economic nor qualitative nor ideological.” ~ Pope Francis ~ Speaking before the Italian pro-life group Movimento per la Vita

I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” ~ Ronald Reagan

‘From the moment of its conception, life must be guarded with the greatest care while abortion and infanticide are unspeakable crimes.’

(Gaudium et Spes, 51)

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