Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com Editor, August 16, 2004
Lourdes, France (LifeNews.com) — Despite his failing health and suffering from complications of Parkinson’s disease, Pope John Paul II spoke to more than 300,000 people over the weekend at a Mass in France. He told them to continue to oppose practices such as abortion, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research that destroy human life.
“I appeal urgently to all of you, dear brothers and sisters, to do everything in your power to ensure that life, each and every life, will be respected from conception to its natural end,” the Pope said. Life is a sacred gift, and no one can presume to be its master.”
The Pope has repeatedly spokes out against abortion and euthanasia, but his comments also applied to human cloning and embryonic stem cell research.
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