Italy’s Pro-Life Movement is a network that helps women with crisis pregnancy counseling and adoption services. Pope Francis addressed the Movement’s Board of Directors on Saturday, ahead of the 41stNational Day for Life, which is celebrated on 3 February under the theme: “It’s life; it’s the future”.
“Ahead of tomorrow’s Day for Life, I take this opportunity to appeal to all politicians, regardless of their faith convictions, to treat the defense of the lives of those who are about to be born and enter into society as the cornerstone of the common good”.
A newborn child, said the Pope, brings “newness, future, and life” to society.
“Voluntarily extinguishing life in its blossoming is, in every case, a betrayal of our vocation, as well as of the pact that binds generations together, which allows us to look forward with hope,” he said.
Abortion undermines justice
Pope Francis thanked Italy’s Pro-Life Movement for defending the lives of the unborn. He said they bear witness through their work that “those who have been conceived are children of the whole of society”.
“Their killing in huge numbers, with the endorsement of States, is a serious problem that undermines the foundations of the construction of justice, compromising the proper solution of any other human and social issue,” he said.