Mother Teresa: Abortion is the Greatest Threat to Peace

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 6, 2013   |   6:49PM   |   Washington, DC

The famous Mother Teresa interview in which the revered Catholic nun maintained that abortion is the “greatest threat to peace in the world” has finally been uploaded to YouTube for people to appreciate.

Mother Teresa gave the interview to Thom O’Connor in 1985 and, though her words are well known, the footage of the interview has rarely been seen until now.

During the interview, she says the unborn baby is created “in the image of God for greater things, to love and be loved.”

“That is why it is such a terrible thing to think that the mother, to whom the child has been given as a gift of God, could destroy it,” she says.

“That’s why I think that abortion has become the greatest destroyer of peace today because it destroys the life of the child, but also destroys the conscience of the mother also, and for years and years, she knows that she has murdered her own child,” she said.