In John Paul II’s encyclical, Evangelium Vitae, was originally published with this sentence addressed to women who have had abortions:
You will come to understand that nothing is definitively lost and you will also be able to ask forgiveness from your child, who is now living in the Lord. (Section 99; hosted at EWTN)
But if you check out the edition on the Vatican website it says:
To the same Father and his mercy you can with sure hope entrust your child. (Section 99; hosted at Vatican.va)
The official Latin text, which agrees with the edition on Vatican.va, says:
Infantem autem vestrum potestis Eidem Patri Eiusque misericordiae cum spe committere. (vatican.va)
It’s not the end of the world, but it’s interesting to see papal self-editing in action. The big issue here is the fate of aborted babies (and others) who die without baptism and therefore in a state of original sin. The International Theological Commission recently did a study on this question so I won’t try to solve it here. The point is that JPII seems to have originally over-stated his case by teaching that all aborted babies were in Heaven and then edited out this statement so that it would not pre-empt the doctrinal development that is on-going. I am very curious as to how this question will eventually be resolved or if it will be.