Skip to comments.Unfortunately, Nelson Mandela Signed Law Legalizing Unlimited Abortions
Posted on 12/06/2013 4:52:35 PM PST by Morgana
The world is paying its respects to civil rights leader and former South African president Nelson Mandela today, after learning that he passed away at the age of 95. While most people respect the civil rights and racial reconciliation work he did, some have questioned where Mandela stood on abortion.
Unfortunately, Mandela signed into law a bill legalizing abortion on demand.
John Smeaton, of the British pro-life group SPUC, offers this documentation about Mandelas pro-abortion views. He writes as a Catholic but the comments are instructive of all pro-lifers to praise the good things Mandela did but to keep in mind he did not respect human life before birth.
May God rest Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa who died last night, he said. But it is absolutely vital that Catholic leaders do not allow themselves to become respecters of persons, swept away by personality cults. Catholic leaders have a duty to stand up to public figures with anti-life and anti-family records, however praiseworthy their record may be on other issues. The sanctity of human life and the dignity of the family are the foundation and guarantee of all other human rights.
Smeaton provided to LifeNews the following history of Mandels record on abortion.
Nelson Mandela and abortion
Mr Mandela has been quoted as saying on abortion: Women have the right to decide what they want to do with their bodies.
In 1996, Mandela signed into law the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Bill, which permits abortion on demand. SPUCs pro-life colleagues in South Africa tells us that the bill was introduced into the South African parliament by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Mandelas health minister.
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In addition, the wording of the new South African constitution, signed by Mr Mandela in 1996, had made the legalisation of abortion on demand a mere formality. Mr Mandelas African National Congress (ANC) has a strong ideological committment to abortion, with the ANC Womens League strongly behind the legalisation of abortion on demand.
The ANC has for decades been in a close political and electoral alliance with the South African Communist Party (SACP) (Mr Mandela pictured with SACP leader Joe Slovo) which also has a strong ideological committment to abortion.
Today, the pro-abortion group NARAL is applauding Mandelas pro-abortion record.
Burning dead scum.
“Unfortunately”? What did they think Mandela was?
You beat me to it.
He lived his life as a murdering, communist, atheistic terrorist - so signing this law was consistent with his values. No surprise that I can see.
He had deep faults. They all do.
they are committing genocide against white people in South Africa( stage 6 genocide) . google and check images also
the latest trend is rape , and disembowelment of white women in South Africa, with the Sanction of the black government(legacy of Mandela). google this if you think im lying
the U.S. news media celebrates this
they are raping then disemboweling (while alive) white women some as old as 80 and young little girls too
You realize that if abortions had been legal back in 1960, Obama would have been flushed down the toilet before he was born.
obama is an abortion and no he isnt legal
Evan Obama has a right to be born and live, just not live in the White House.
if only that toilet flush could have happened. that flush could have saved us a lot of trouble right now
Baby murder is baby murder.
Besides, Mr. Obama has not impressed anyone with any particular display of brilliance, organizational skills, imagination, or energy (ironically, the only time he displayed a case of zeal as a member of the Illinois legislature was when he supported unfettered abortion - and denying legal protection from the late term baby who slipped out of the womb before the 'doctor' had a chance to plunge the scissors into his/her's cranium).
If not him, some other stooge would have been found by marxists and their media supporters to push for the Nation's destruction. Obama is just a front man with a reading voice, and smile that are apparently pleasing to people that are attracted to veneer...
I would prefer that he would've been given up for adoption, and adopted by conservative parents. Parents that would've taught him the importance of individual responsibility and that America truly is an exceptional opportunity, for all that are willing to work hard to achieve their dreams.
That would have changed things, significantly.
That act of unlimited abortions, as wrong as it is and it is unquestionably wrong, has probably kept South Africa from becoming even a more hellhole than it already is.
“While most people respect the civil rights and racial reconciliation work he did...”
The man was put in prison for life for blowing up and conspiring to blow up government buildings. The bombs he helped plant killed innocent blacks and whites.
He was a commie terrorist thug like Bill Ayers and should’ve rotted in prison. Instead, PC politics in this country drove South Africa to release this monster.
Good riddance to another piece of dog sh!t that this world didn’t need. Too bad we don’t know the names of all the innocent people he and his ANC killed.
I wondered about this. I just find it ironic how a person who was a victim of intolerance and discrimination could in turn support the killing of a group of persons too small to defend themselves. His rights were taken away and that was horrible, but it’s ok when it’s not his rights. Abortion is ok it’s supporters because they aren’t the ones being ripped apart or injected through the heart.
I looked it up and found Mandela also supported redefining marriage/gay marriage.
He was bad - he’s dead. Let the Leftists do what they do to keep his memory alive instead of wasting time “revealing” that he was bad...