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Vatican Invites “Pro-Abortion Globalist” to Speak, Deride Trump at Conference

Jeffrey Sachs, an pro-abortion advocate and eugenicist, spoke at the Vatican on November 2.

Jeffrey Sachs was invited to speak at a conference at the Vatican, organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Sachs is a senior United Nations advisor, is among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential leaders, and is a renowned economist. Sachs is also the world’s foremost proponent of “population control,” advocating abortion and eugenics as a solution to a supposed ecological crisis. His 2008 book, “Commonwealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet,” and advocates for abortion as a low-cost way to lower nations’ fertility levels and has gone out of his way to criticize Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush for keeping U.S. tax dollars from paying for abortions overseas.

This is not the first time Sachs has been honored by the Vatican. He previously spoke there in 2015 and 2013, and the connection between Sachs and the Vatican seems to be Monsignor Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, who is the chancelor of the aforementioned Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Sorondo sits on the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, founded by Sachs. Returning the favor, Sorondo has been repeatedly inviting Sachs to discuss sustainable development (which in his view, includes abortion as a solution to global problems).

Sachs took a break from advocating for abortion at the Vatican to take a cheap shot at U.S. President Donald J. Trump, saying, “Believe me, Donald Trump didn’t think of pulling out of the Paris agreement. He doesn’t think of much.” The crowd – which contained many pro-abortion advocates, laughed wildly.

Sachs repeated a leftist talking point, “He was told to pull out of the Paris agreement by 22 Republican senators who are funded by Koch industries.” In reality, Trump promised demise of the Climate Accords while he was running for office. Sachs continued to urge the Papists to follow the lead of the Pope of Rome, saying, “The Agreement itself came about in part through not only spiritual intervention by Pope Francis, but direct intervention in many ways.”

Along with the Paris Climate Accords, a document was passed called Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, which was spearheaded by Sach. Sach credits the Pope’s Laudato Si was essential to the Sustainable Development Goals. The problem is that those Sustainable Development Goals make abortion a “global right” used to allow population control and assist in the Third World’s poverty levels, and calls for, “universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services.”
HT Lifesite News