Actions by Kenya's pro-life community paying off

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Kenya mapOther nations need to mimic the U.S. and its stance on funding abortion in Third World countries. That's the view of an expert in the United Kingdom.

A current campaign in Kenya aims to convince lawmakers there to legalize abortion, regardless of strong public opposition. The pressure to legalize is coming from the international community – non-governmental organizations, including some in the U.K., that are pushing a vague bill that would open the door to abortion.

Abigail Forman with Right to Life UK in London tells OneNewsNow the groups aren't listening to citizens. "Kenyans are quite adamantly pro-life," notes Forman. "Kenya is about 85% Christian nation, and about 87% in one recent poll [oppose abortion] – and there's actually been two polls to show that they support the right to life."

Forman comments on a poll authorized by Ann Kioko, campaigns director for Africa at CitizenGO, asking people to condemn the attempt to legalize abortion.

"She already has over 25,000 signatures to say we don't want this law and she talked to the women at the grassroots," she explains. "They need access to things like water and clothing and education – and we don't need access to abortion."

Because of the pressure from the pro-life community, the bill has been put on hold for the time being.

President Donald Trump has negated any use of American tax dollars to promote or provide abortions in foreign countries, and Right to Life U.K. contends nations in Europe need to mind their own business and stop funding efforts to legalize it in nations that oppose it.

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