Pope Francis urged the faithful to reflect on the reality of abortion not only from the perspective of faith or personal beliefs but also with the informed contributions of science.
In a preface to a new book titled “The Miracle of Life,” the pontiff stressed the importance of initiating a firm yet calm dialogue with fellow human beings, acknowledging the shared humanity that unites everyone.
Authored by Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori, scientist Gabriele Semprebon, and author Luca Crippa, the book aims to foster a deeper discussion on the subject of life without any ideological barriers, according to a preview published in Italy’s Corriere della Sera.
The book’s primary objective is to remind readers of the wonder and joy inherent in the process of human existence.
“In this regard, I renew my appeal to all those who, faced with unborn life, do not stop and do not give in to a tragic and definitive solution, such as abortion, but feel they can offer the unborn child and the mother the help of a society that is finally dedicated to defending the dignity of all, starting with the most vulnerable,” wrote Pope Francis.
The book places particular emphasis on the input of a scientist well-versed in embryology and actively engaged in mixed bioethics committees, said the pope.
Pope Francis took the opportunity to appeal to those who encounter unborn life to offer support and help to both the unborn child and the mother.
He concluded by blessing all those who are willing to engage in discussions and reflections on the “miracle” of life.
The pope emphasized the importance of cherishing life as a precious gift from God, speaking on behalf of the countless innocent victims affected by various challenges and urging unity in safeguarding and valuing every individual’s existence.