The hermeneutic of continuity reports on a speech Benedict XVI gave from Sydney, where he is celebrating World Youth Day with hundreds of thousands of young people. Of particular importance are his comments surrounding the sanctity of life:
The concerns for non-violence, sustainable development, justice and peace, and care for our environment are of vital importance for humanity. They cannot, however, be understood apart from a profound reflection upon the innate dignity of every human life from conception to natural death: a dignity conferred by God himself and thus inviolable.
International aid agencies, including some that claim to be Catholic, that promote and impose abortion in developing countries in the name of 'sustainable development' should take note.