Source: Huffington Post
Pope Francis likened getting an abortion to “hiring a hitman” during an address at the Vatican on Wednesday.
“I ask you: Is it right to ‘take out’ a human life to solve a problem? What do you think? Is it right? Is it right or not?” Francis asked the thousands of people in attendance, according to Reuters.
When the crowd responded “No,” the pope continued: “Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? It is not right to kill a human being, regardless of how small it is to solve a problem.”
Some outlets, including Reuters and The Guardian, translated Francis’ comments as likening abortion to hiring “a hitman.” Other outlets, such as Al Jazeera and Politico, translated Francis’ quote as saying “a contract killer.” Either way, his meaning is clear.