Francis appoints an abortionist

Abortion Apologist Named Member of Pontifical Academy for Life

Pope Francis appointed Nigel Biggar, an apologist for legal abortion, as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, writes the Catholic Herald. A list of 45 new members of the Academy was published today.

Biggar is Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford. He said in a discussion with the philosopher Peter Singerin 2011, “I would be inclined to draw the line for abortion at 18 weeks after conception."

In his book "In Defence of War" (2014) Biggar claims, that the U.S. assault on Iraq was a "just war".

The Academy’s statutes were changed in November 2016. Its head, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia said at the time: “The new statutes require a stronger commitment on the part of members to the Church’s pro-life teaching than do the old." The old statutes required from the members to promise defending human life in accordance with the Church’s magisterium.