Skip to comments.After Christian outcry, Nigerian state governor asks for repeal of abortion law he passed in secret
Posted on 09/05/2013 7:29:10 PM PDT by ReformationFan
The governor of the Nigerian state of Imo has apologized to Christians and asked lawmakers to repeal a controversial law he signed which legalizes abortion for nearly any reason.
The law, called the Imo State Law of Nigeria Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) law No. 12 had been billed as a sweeping anti-violence law prohibiting all forms of violence random violence, domestic violence, and traditional practices deemed harmful by the state and ensuring justice for victims and their attackers.
But hidden within the law were provisions authorizing abortion-on-demand.
The law permits abortion in cases of sexual assault, rape, incest and where the continued pregnancy endangers the life or the physical, mental, psychological or emotional health of the mother; and states that every woman shall have the right to determine the processes concerning reproduction in her body.
The law, reportedly passed in secret in May 2012, came to the attention of Christian leaders only last week and has resulted in widespread anger in the deeply Catholic region.
When a similar law was debated in 2010, Christians from all over Imo state stormed the House in protest on the day of the hearing, and state legislators ultimately dropped it. But the 2012 version was passed and signed in secret, with no public knowledge or debate. It only became public knowledge after Dr. Phillip Njemanze of the Catholic Medical Practitioners Association found out about it and brought it to the attention of state media.
Dr. Njemanze called the law anti-God, dehumanizing, and totally unacceptable to the association.
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I’m inspired by Nigerian commitment to God. Storm those statehouses!
American “Christians” could learn something from the Christians in Nigeria.