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Pope Francis Grants Catholic Priests Discretion to Forgive Women Who Have Undergone Abortion

Catholic priests will soon be allowed to forgive women who have had an abortion and the doctors who procured it.

Abortion remains a sin in Catholic Church doctrine, though Pope Francis says many women who sought an abortion did so because they ‘believed they had no other option’.

He is giving priests discretion to forgive women and their doctors during the upcoming Jubilee Year, running from December until November 2016.

John O’Brien, President of Catholics for Choice in Washington DC, joins James Carleton on RN Breakfast.

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