Pro-abortion theologian picked as Pontifical Academy for Life member has also expressed support for euthanasia


This is unsettling.

Pope Francis has appointed 50 academics as members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, offering what academy president Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia called a “deep and wise vision in the service of human life, especially life that is weakest and most defenseless.”

However, some choices are causing considerable concern, particularly that of Nigel Biggar, an Anglican professor of moral and pastoral theology at the University of Oxford, who has in the past supported legalized abortion up to 18 weeks and has expressed qualified support for euthanasia.

The Pope made the appointment of 45 ordinary members and five honorary members on May 16; the Vatican made the choices public today.