The Catholic Church officially views abortion as the taking of innocent human life, regardless of the circumstances, but a new statement from the Vatican suggests ending the practice might not be its highest priority anymore.
California Gov. Jerry Brown, a former seminarian who followed the Jesuit order—just like Pope Francis—has been an ardent supporter of Planned Parenthood and Big Abortion for decades. Nearly 30 percent of all abortions in the U.S. take place in his state.
But, Brown’s also one of the loudest voices advocating for a government solution to “climate change,” which might very well be the pontiff’s most important pet project. Recently, the governor’s efforts were lauded by the Vatican with the following tweet:
Bravo Jerry: you are a true leader who seeks the good of the people defending the dignity and freedom of each person, and the good of the planet threatened by human activity that uses fossil fuel!
Casina Pio IV is the official Twitter account for news from the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
The Vatican has not responded to requests from several news outlets seeking comment.