“The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself,” Mother Teresa said:
And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even His life to love us. So, the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love, that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts.
“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want,” she continued.
She expressed dismay that many who are rightfully concerned about children living in poverty “are not concerned with the millions who are being killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers.”