Since most of the media likes some of what Pope Francis says, while ignoring his abortion statements, here's a good refresher. From Christianity Today, back in April.
In the headline the Holy Father is quoting Vatican II
He described the right to life as "first and most fundamental right" upon which all other civil rights are based on.
"It is therefore necessary to reiterate the strongest opposition to any direct attack on life, especially innocent and defenceless."
Quoting the Second Vatican Council, Pope Francis said: "From the moment of its conception, life must be guarded with the greatest care while abortion and infanticide are unspeakable crimes."
Taking the pro-life message in a different direction to many other pontiffs, Pope Francis linked the cause of fighting abortion to the establishment of global social and economic justice.
LifeSiteNews.com quoted the Pope as saying: "This economy kills. It considers the human being in himself as a commodity; a commodity that you can use and then throw away."
He described one of modernity's "most serious risks" as being "the divorce between economics and morality".
Sharing his view of the world, Pope Francis said he saw on the one hand "a market equipped with every technological innovation" and on the other "elementary ethical standards of human nature more and more neglected".
All human life, the Pope said, is "a gift from God" and that those who understand it as such see life as "a valuable and intangible asset, to be protected by all means and not to be discarded".
And more from the article -
he also urged those attending to not become so focused on the unborn child that care for the mother is forgotten.
Speaking about how to engage with women considering abortion, Pope Francis said: "I encourage you to always act with a style of nearness, of closeness: that every woman feels regarded as a person who is heard, accepted, and accompanied."
In this direction, he praised the work of the 'Gemma Project' which helps women facing crisis pregnancies, and helps facilitate long distance adoptions.