American Pro-Life Group Takes Abortion Message to Africa

International   Steven Ertelt   Nov 5, 2010   |   6:46PM    St. Paul, MN

Over the next 12 days the people of Africa will be able to see a team from the global outreach project of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life in action.

Executive Director Scott Fischbach will speak at meetings in four East African nations, including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Zanzibar, beginning Sunday.

“This is a dream come true to actually meet, speak to and share directly with the pro-life contacts that MCCL GO has been working with via the Internet, phone and fax over the last 18 months,” Fischbach told LifeNews.com. “To finally be able to work hand-in-hand with those who fight to defend the unborn and their moms in Africa is a true honor.”

The initial schedule includes pro-life addresses at an East African regional conference held at the Mbagala Spiritual Center in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Meetings in Stone Town, Zanzibar, will be held with various Islamic leaders not only from Zanzibar, but also from Pemba.  Several high-level meetings will take place in Kampala, Uganda; this is also where MCCL GO has been asked to speak with students at two major Ugandan universities.

The African continent is presently under siege from pro-abortion forces from all corners of the world, which highlights the importance of the trip.

Fischbach says the Obama administration, the European Union, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International and others “are exerting enormous pressure on African countries to abandon the protections they have in place for the unborn and their mothers.”

“Kenya has already lost most of its protections against abortion with the ratification of its new Constitution, approved after massive amounts of U.S. tax dollars funded the effort,” he said, referring to the vote on the new constitution that took place in August — a document that contains loopholes allowing abortions.

“I am excited at the opportunity to address African leaders, but I am more eager to listen to and learn from them,” Fischbach said.

He concluded:  “The population of Africa is very young; African culture is a true culture of life that needs to be protected and defended.  It is our hope that MCCL Global Outreach can play some part in sharing with African leaders the knowledge and expertise that we have gained over these last 42 years of pro-life work.”