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Sunday, May 19, 2024

LIBERIA: PRESSURE MOUNTS AGAINST EXTREME ABORTION BILL

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MONROVIA – Pressure is mounting on the Liberian Government to scrap an extreme abortion bill which is estimated will lead to 40,000 babies being aborted in Liberia each year.

The bill is expected to be voted on by Senators during a Special Session that will be held this week.

Members of the public throughout Liberia are being encouraged to visit www.StopLiberiaAbortionBill.com to ask their senators to vote against the Bill.

Under Liberia’s current law, abortion is allowed in exceptional circumstances – where the mother’s life is at risk, rape/incest/felonious intercourse, and disability of the fetus. These are rare situations.

The Public Health Bill would scrap Liberia’s current abortion law and replace it with an extreme law that allows abortion, for any reason, on demand, up to when the baby in the womb is at 14 weeks gestation.

It has been estimated that this change from allowing abortion in exceptional circumstances to allowing abortion on demand would lead to the lives of 40,000 babies being lost to abortion in Liberia every single year. This is a conservative estimate, the actual number could be much higher.

This data demonstrates that this bill would introduce a very big change to our legislation here in Liberia and would directly lead to the death of thousands of innocent babies through abortion in Liberia.

Most African countries prohibit abortion except in extreme circumstances, such as the life of the mother, rape/incest, and fetal disability. Most countries in the world likewise prohibit abortion except in extreme circumstances. Only a minority of countries allow abortion on demand.

The Swedish government and other foreign NGOs have been creating and funding organizations in Liberia (particularly the Amplifying Rights Network) to lobby for the legalization of abortion.

Bishop Kortu K. Brown said: “We are calling on all Liberian citizens to visit StopLiberiaAbortionBill.com to ask their senators to vote against this horrific Bill.

“A change from allowing abortion in exceptional circumstances to allowing abortion on demand would lead to the lives of thousands of innocent babies being lost to abortion in Liberia every single year. This is a low estimate, the actual number could be much higher.”

“This bill would introduce a very big change to our legislation here in Liberia and would directly lead to the death of thousands of innocent babies through abortion in Liberia.”

“Please take action now and contact senators now via StopLiberiaAbortionBill.com and ask them to vote against this horrific bill.” PRESS RELEASE

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