Did A Magazine Censor The Pope Over Abortion?

Pope Francis had some touching words to say to a single mom, who decided not to abort her children–but Time magazine deleted some key passages that they thought were “too offensive.”

Here’s what the pope actually said:

“I know that people can sometimes look askance at you. But I’ll tell you one thing. You’re a brave woman because you were capable of bringing these two daughters into the world. You could have killed them inside your womb and you respected life, you respected the life you were carrying inside you and God will reward you for that and He does reward for you for that. Don’t be ashamed. Hold your head high. ‘I didn’t kill my daughters. I brought them into the world.’ I congratulate you.”

But, when Time released the transcript of the pope’s comments, well, key passages were missing. They deleted “You could have killed them inside your womb” and “I didn’t kill my daughters.”

Time, apparently, thought that the word “kill” to describe an abortion was too graphic.

Despite being hailed for liberalizing the Catholic Church in some ways, Pope Francis hasn’t wavered from his church’s firm pro-life stance–and it’s clear, on his tour of the United States, that he’s not going to kowtow to pro-choice sensibilities.

It’s unclear of who Time though the pope was offending, but clearly they would rather not have their readership see the word “kill” in the same passage that discusses abortion. Even if it’s coming from Pope Francis himself.

When the media is censoring the pope–the head of one of the largest religions in the world–over touching comments he made to cheer on a single mom who chose the more difficult route rather than abort her kids, it’s clear that the mainstream media won’t let anything stand in their way of their leftist, pro-abortion agenda.

Morgan is a freelance writer for a variety of publications covering popular culture, societal behavior and the political influences of each.