Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church known for meeting with American abortion pushers such as President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, both of whom claim to be “strong Catholics” yet support abortion, just took an even more shocking step down the path of changing the Church’s opinion on abortion: he appointed an abortion advocate to the Pontifical Academy for Life.
That organization was founded in 1994 by Pope John Paul II. It promotes the protection of human life at every stage and researches moral and bioethical issues related to t life. As a result of its connection to the Pope and research on such issues, it is highly influential and promotes Catholic teachings on issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research.
So, given its importance and the weight given to the Pontifical Academy for Life’s pronouncements on issues, you might think Pope Francis would appoint someone whose personal views on abortion reflect the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings. That is, that they think abortion is morally wrong.
That might be a fair assumption, but it doesn’t turn out to be true. One of the people Pope Francis just appointed to the academy, a woman named Mariana Mazzucato, is an economist who has advocated for abortion on Twitter.
For example, in response to a tweet featuring commentary that deplored the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Mazzucato quote-tweeted the video and said, “So good!”
So good! https://t.co/cw2ujmXRbT
— Mariana Mazzucato (@MazzucatoM) June 25, 2022
Other examples of her pro-abortion stance as reflected by her tweets come from the Catholic News Agency, which reported that:
On June 23, she retweeted a tweet by Robert Reich: “So states can decide you must carry a fetus but not whether you can carry a concealed gun?”
On June 24, she retweeted a tweet by Nicola Sturgeon: “One of the darkest days for women’s rights in my lifetime. Obviously the immediate consequences will be suffered by women in the US—but this will embolden anti-abortion & anti-women forces in other countries too. Solidarity doesn’t feel enough right now—but it is necessary.”
On June 24, she retweeted a tweet by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: “Safe #abortion is health care. It saves lives. Restricting it drives women and girls towards unsafe abortions, resulting in complications, even death. The evidence is irrefutable.”
On July 2, she retweeted a tweet by Bloomberg Quicktake: “‘Safe abortion is health care. It saves lives.’ Earlier this week, WHO’s @DrTedros blasted the Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to an abortion as a ‘setback’ for the decades-long trend toward safer access.”
On July 3, she retweeted a tweet by Robert Reich: “Call me a radical lefty, but I think it should be easier to get a life-saving abortion than an assault rifle.”
In that video, commentator Ana Kasparian condemned Christians for pushing their views, saying:
“These comments might be strong but it’s how I genuinely feel. I don’t care that you’re a Christian. I don’t care what the Bible says. Like, I feel like it’s a clown show, like sitting here trying to decipher what your little mythical book has to say about these very real political issues, right.”
So the woman appointed by the Pope to research and speak on issues such as abortion agrees with Kasparian the far-leftist and apparently thinks Kasparian’s ideas about stopping Christians for advocating for certain policies is “so good!”.
The Catholic News Agency (CNA), quoted Robert P. George, professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University, on the matter of Mazzucato’s appointment. George said:
“The Pontifical Academy for Life exists to advance the Church’s mission to foster respect for the profound, inherent, and equal dignity of each and every member of the human family, beginning with the precious child in the womb. Either one believes in this mission or one does not. If one does not, then why would one wish to be part of the Pontifical Academy?”
“And why would someone with appointment authority appoint someone to the academy? I can think of no explanation that is not shocking and scandalous.”
By: Gen Z Conservative