Over the years, newly installed Pope Francis has been a staunch defender of life.

When the Pope was just Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he spoke clearly and without hesitation that “abortion is never a solution.”

Bergoglio’s view is that abortion is a “death sentence” for the unborn. In 2007, during the presentation of the Aparecida Document, a “joint statement of the bishops of Latin America,” Bergoglio said about communion and abortion that “Eucharistic coherence” was something that should be adhered to.