Sierra Leone Parliament Votes to Legalize Abortion; Malawi Parliament Members Attend Pro-Life Forum

Sierra Leone’s Parliament voted to legalize abortion, approving the Safe Abortion Bill 2015. The new law will permit abortion on demand for the first trimester, and in certain exceptions later in pregnancy. The bill’s sponsor, Isatu Kabia, argued abortion needed to be legalized to be “safe”, and also said the country needed to pass the bill in order to domesticate the Maputo Treaty, to which Sierra Leone is a signatory. The passage was celebrated by abortion advocates Ipas and Marie Stopes, both of whom have been working closely with the government. A group of women assembled outside the parliament disapproved of the bill saying they would not want their children to have an abortion. “Our religions do not permit such practice, so also is our culture,” said one woman. “We were deceived today; we were given T-Shirts to come here without being rightly informed on the occasion,” lamented some women wearing T-shirts with the slogan ‘Child Bearing by Choice and Not by Force’. Culture of Life Africa reacted to the vote stating, “Who would have thought that a nation still reeling and recovering from an Ebola epidemic would choose death for their unborn children? However, under the intense lobbying efforts of Ipas , a pro-abortion organisation headquartered in North Carolina , the Parliament of Sierra Leone passed the ‘Safe Abortion Bill 2015’ into law on the 8th of December .” Obianuju Ekeocha, President of Culture of Life Africa, warned, “Today I call out to women and men across Africa to stay awake and be aware of the wiles and methods of the pro-abortion campaigners who care nothing for pregnant...

Top 10 International Victories

During the summer of 2010, I felt called to lead a 40 Days for Life campaign in England. I was nervous, apprehensive and sceptical. Several years later, thanks to stepping out in faith, many hundreds of babies have been saved from abortion. 40 Days for Life has now been tried and tested in 30 countries around the world with a clear and proven track record of saving lives from abortion. The inspiring testimonies of 40 Days for Life and its rapid growth around the world should make you ask yourself a question: what would happen in your community if someone started a campaign there? If lives can be saved in all these communities, it can happen where YOU live. Here are 10 top victories around the world: 10. London – Abortion centre closes The Bedford Square BPAS closed its doors for good in 2014, following 3,000 hours of prayer and five 40 Days for Life campaigns. Many women who were scheduled for an abortion chose life for their babies over three years of campaigns in central London. One abortion worker remarked, “Your prayers are obviously working, because the girls aren’t keeping the appointments.” Each campaign, between 6-10 women who were scheduled for an abortion would choose life for their child. 9. Croatia – From one campaign to 17 40 Days for Life has been a huge success in Croatia. Ante Caljkusic first brought the campaign to Zagreb last year. Since his leap of faith, 40 Days for Life spread to 17 cities the next campaign, inspiring neighbouring countries to join the campaign as well! The campaign has been touching...