Skip to comments.Nelson Mandela Endorsed One of World’s Most Liberal Abortion Laws
Posted on 12/08/2013 12:03:36 PM PST by Kaslin
Anti-apartheid activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela is hailed across the globe as a champion of peace and reconciliation. And while the man who went from prisoner to president certainly deserves the plaudits for his political and civil rights accomplishments, not all of his work in office was quite as noble.
LifeNews points out the unfortunate reality of where he stood on abortion, highlighting a brief history of Mandelas record on the issue provided by John Smeaton, director of British pro-life group SPUC.
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.
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) ... which also has a strong ideological committment to abortion.
And in the wake of Mandelas death, NARAL was quick to highlight this accomplishment of his. Notice the irony in the quote they chose to feature in the first tweet.
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of a true freedom fighter. RIP Nelson Mandela pic.twitter.com/mTsud6GVuY NARAL Pro-Choice MA (@ProChoiceMass) December 6, 2013
Among his many accomplishments, Nelson Mandela replaced one of the most restrictive #antichoice laws in South Africa http://t.co/ULZGRjvY3U NARAL Pro-Choice MA (@ProChoiceMass) December 6, 2013
Pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute said in a June 2000 report that after the passage of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Bill, South Africa now has one of the most liberal abortion laws in the world.
So the so-called “human rights champion” supported the worst human rights violation ever.
Mr. Mandela’s policies fit in perfectly with the Margaret Sanger / Planned Parenthood program for exterminating inferior races.