Contact: Stephen Phelan, Human Life International, 540-622-5270, SPhelan@hli.org
FRONT ROYAL, Va., April 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- Joseph Meaney, Director of International Coordination for Human Life International, protested the violation of Kenya's constitution and traditional values by the Kenyan Parliament and large international pro-abortion organizations.
"Kenyans are pro-life! Their traditional love for life is in their constitution, which only reflects what is in their hearts and institutions," said Meaney. "When we see the new articles added to the constitution and approved by parliament under heavy pressure from Western elites, we are seeing an assault on the very heart of the Kenyan people."
Although the Kenyan constitution has long had language defending the life of the unborn from conception, new language has been added and approved by the Kenyan Parliament which would effectively override any pro-life provision, opening the door to legalized abortion. Before the revised constitution can come into force, it must be approved by popular vote, which is expected to occur in July of this year.
"Perhaps the greatest insult is that this attack is happening under the banner of 'improving women's health'. The only ones who believe that killing an unborn child is good for a woman's health are those who will profit from the slaughter, Western powers who are pouring untold millions of dollars into measures to keep Africa's children from being born," said Meaney. "This is nothing but population control, an imperialist assault intended to rob Africa of its future by eliminating her children. It is a disgrace."
Meaney called on Kenya's civic and religious leaders to wake up to the urgency of the matter, imploring that they reach out to all Kenyans ahead of the referendum, and lead them in demanding that human life be protected from the point of conception in Kenya's constitution.
Human Life International: Creating effective opposition to the culture of death around the world. Founded in 1981, HLI is the world's largest pro-life organization and has affiliates in over 100 countries on six continents.