Abortion is such a heated political issue across the United States and worldwide that it's hard to separate church from state when this topic is raised. Pope Francis has recently criticized abortion as evidence of a 'throwaway culture', reported Fox News on Jan. 13, 2014. Francis says abortion wastes people as well as
food and that such a mentality is a threat to world peace.
Francis has also said hunger is a threat to world peace. It is his feeling that not just food, but also human beings themselves are often discarded as being unnecessary. He has been quoted as saying, "We cannot be indifferent to those suffering from hunger, especially children, when we think of how much food is wasted every day in many parts of the world immersed in what I have often termed `the throwaway culture." Francis says that culture frightfully affects the unborn child.
Francis has also said, "Unfortunately what is thrown away is not only food and dispensable objects but often human beings themselves, who are discarded as unnecessary," reports Al Jazeera. He noted at an earlier time that the church had become obsessed with abortion. And yet he points out that there are also other serious issues besides abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods, which must be confronted by the church.
Poverty, hunger and war are among these other concerns. Francis has also opened up investigations of the psychiatric drugging of children. And so clearly Francis is a very enlightened person, because psychiatry certainly is nothing more than a part of a throwaway culture, which even steals the lives of young children for huge profits before they ever have a chance to get started in life.