Saturday, 11 December 2010

Nigerian bishops give great example of resistance to abortion

The Good Shepherd Catholic newspaper from Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, has reported on the solid opposition of Nigeria's Catholic bishops to abortion. Their opposition to the African Union's pro-abortion Maputo Protocol was reiterated by John Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja, at a press conference.

The newspaper says that the bishops have described the protocol's paragraph 14; 2C, entitled "Health and Reproductive Rights", as
"a blank cheque for abortion to be committed saying it is completely unacceptable to all religious communities in Nigeria"
and as
adding that
“as Africans we must cherish our culture that respects life.”
Archbishop Onaiyekan urged Nigerians
"not to succumb to abortion in any guise"
calling it
It is encouraging to see bishops in the developing world giving solid pro-life catechesis, especially at a time when a certain Vatican official in the developed world has misled the faithful about the absolute wrongness of all procured abortions.

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