Pope Francis blasts abortion, population control in new encyclical


(Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights / Tradition, Culture, Religion)

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    The English edition of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment is pictured during a news conference at the Vatican June 18. The encyclical is titled, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home." At left is Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See stories slugged ENCYCLICAL- June 18, 2015.

“At times we see an obsession with denying any pre-eminence to the human person; more zeal is shown in protecting other species than in defending the dignity which all human beings share in equal measure.”