Malawi: The Catholic Church reiterates its opposition to the abortion bill

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Bishop Thomas Luke Msusa.

After Morocco, which relaxed its law forbidding abortion on June 9, 2016, specifically in cases of rape, severe deformity or fetal disease, it is Malawi’s turn to examine the issue. In this country of southeastern Africa, abortion is always punishable by a prison term of up to 14 years, except when the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother.

Faced with this bill, the Malawi Bishops’ Conference reiterated, on November 5, 2016, its opposition. According to Apic’s African correspondent, the president of the bishops’ conference, Bishop Thomas Luke Msusa of Blantyre (in the south of the country) condemned “pro-abortion militants” who receive “international support”. Blasting “the campaign promoting” this bill “in various areas of the major cities,” the prelate recalled that “the Church rejects the very idea of any interruption of pregnancy.”

(Source : apic/voaafrique - DICI no. 345, dated November 25, 2016)

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