Vatican Tells France There is No “Right” to Kill Babies in Abortions

As the French Parliament prepares for a final vote on making abortion a right, the Vatican released a statement today confirming that there is no right to kill babies in abortions.

As reported by LifeNews, French President Emmanuel Macron wants to make killing babies in abortions a right under the French Constitution.

Last year, In his speech for the 65th anniversary of the French Constitution, Macron called for abortion to be included “as soon as possible” in the country’s Magna Carta.

Macron does not want to adopt an entirely new constitution for the European nation but wants the current constitution to be amended to include the right to end the life of unborn children. France first legalized abortion in 1975 and allows babies to be killed up to 14 weeks.

But now the Vatican says that there is no right to take away the right to human life.

“The Pontifical Academy for Life recalls that in an era of universal human rights, there can be no ‘right’ to take human life,” the Vatican’s pro-life office said in a statement.

The group appealed to “all governments and all religious traditions to do their best so that, at this stage of history, the protection of life becomes an absolute priority”.

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“The specific situations in life and the difficult and tragic context of our time must be addressed on the basis of a law that above all aims to protect the weakest and most vulnerable,” it added.

In France, the creation of a right to abortion can allow abortions up to birth for any reason because any limitations are likely to be interpreted by a court as violating the so-called right.

In November, the National Assembly approved making abortion a right but the Senate amended the proposal to make abortion a “freedom”, when less is done under French law.

Earlier this year, at the annual March for Life in Paris, some 20,000 people urged lawmakers to reject the pro-abortion amendment.

Nicolas Bauer, associate researcher at the European Center for Law and Justice, said the proposed amendment is a radical step by the pro-abortion left.

“By inserting it into the constitution, the left wants to make abortion sacred as if it were a value at the heart of the national ‘social contract,'” Bauer told the Catholic News Agency last year. “From being a crime, abortion has become a common medical practice, and the left now seeks to make it a fundamental right, above all other rights.”

According to the French Ministry of Health, there were 222,000 abortions in 2020 that ended the lives of babies before birth.

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