Friday, July 19, 2013

Pro-Life Wi: Pope Condemns Abortion…in 1588

Abortion didn’t start with Roe v. Wade, and neither did the Catholic Church’s opposition to it. Way back in 1588, Pope Sixtus V issued a Papal Bull, called Effraenatam, excommunicating anyone directly involved in abortion, and calling on civil authorities to punish abortionists severely. He uses strong language to condemn abortion, calling attacks on the unborn person “brutal, cruel, ferocious and inhuman crimes.” Here’s some more from the declaration:

Who will not condemn to a most grave punishment the impiety of him… who has deprived children of life before they could naturally see light or could be protected by maternal body from ferocious cruelty?
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