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Prenatal diagnosis of illness not excuse for abortion pope says

VATICAN (CNS): “Abortion is never the answer” to couples seeking a way to deal with a prenatal diagnosis of serious illness or disability, Pope Francis said at a Vatican conference on medical care for “extremely fragile” babies and on the pastoral care of their parents, sponsored by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, on May 25.
The pope explained that the Catholic Church’s total opposition to abortion is not primarily a religious position, but a human one.

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