Here are two links that deal with Pope Francis’ recent statement on priests giving absolution to individuals that been involved in receiving an abortion.
This is a link to the actual letter of the Pope: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/letters/2015/documents/papa-francesco_20150901_lettera-indulgenza-giubileo-misericordia.html
This link is to an article from “America” explaining the Pope’s words: http://americamagazine.org/content/all-things/what-pope-francis-said-about-abortion
What is interesting to me isn’t what he said about priests granting absolution. It’s more his statement, for the upcoming Jubilee Year and priests from the Fraternity of St. Pius X.