Pro-Life Movement Must Engage in the Battle to Stop Legalizing Abortions in Kenya

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 11, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Life Movement Must Engage in the Battle to Stop Legalizing Abortions in Kenya

by Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
LifeNews.com Editor
April 11, 2010

LifeNews.com Note: Rev. Thomas Euteneuer is the president of Human Life International. This opinion column is an adaptation of an email he sent LifeNews.com and we encourage pro-life advocates to financially support his organization and its efforts to stop the legalization of abortion in Kenya.

The situation in the pro-life country of Kenya is dire! Under tremendous pressure from the international abortion juggernaut and acting against the wishes of the people, the Kenyan Parliament just approved a new Constitution that intends to enshrine abortion as a legal right.

It now goes to the people for a national referendum in July. If it passes, abortion will be legal in this pro-life country.

Make no mistake. This is an assault on the very heart of Kenya. It is an imperialist move designed to rob Africa of its future by eliminating her children. It is part of the population controllers’ worldwide anti-life conspiracy. And it is being led by pro-abortion Western elitists … including many from right here in the United States!

The situation is critical and the pro-life leaders of Kenya are crying out to us for help!
It is especially important that we here in the United States help because, as I just mentioned, it is our own government that is spearheading this drive to impose abortion on the people of Kenya.

The U.S. ambassador to Kenya, Michael Ranneberger, is calling on Kenya’s political leaders to rally the people to pass the referendum and promised them your tax dollars to help support "a vigorous process of civic education."

One reliable news source reports that Ranneberger has promised that the Obama administration would fund a national campaign – again, using your tax dollars – to "persuade the people to adopt the document." And the recent "health care" debate in Congress revealed the "tools of persuasion" Obama’s people use; namely, arm-twisting and very real threats.

Then there is our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. During a recent trip to Canada she said: "You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health and reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortions" … all of which is exactly what the Obama Administration is working feverishly to impose on the people of Kenya.

Obama himself calls the proposed Constitution "a new chapter in the Kenyan history." It’s "new" all right. But what’s new is the legalization of abortion and the end of Kenya’s pro-life way of life. This is exactly what Dr. Stephen Karanja, one of HLI’s strongest pro-life allies and a champion of Kenya’s unborn, said would happen when Obama was elected.

Like many in Kenya, he knows Barrack Obama. After all, Obama’s father was born there and during a recent speech Michelle Obama referred to Kenya as "Barack’s home country." Here is the dire warning Dr. Karanja sounded when Obama took over the Oval Office:
"We in Kenya know [Obama] as a person who is anti-family. A person who supports abortion. … Now we are in big trouble because of these Americans. They have no business electing a person who is going to destroy our countries."
Sadly, Dr. Karanja’s prophetic words are on the verge of coming true.
Your dollars are desperately needed to support the grassroots pro-life effort that is rising up across all of Kenya. These efforts include massive nationwide demonstrations. Prayer vigils. Literature distribution. Clergy protests. Media events. And much, much more.

I am cautiously optimistic that, with our help, Kenya’s pro-life forces can drive the abortion demon from their country because the people are decidedly pro-life. A recent nationwide survey proves this:
Only 19% of Kenyans support the new abortion-laced Constitution while 52% want Parliament to revise it before it passes.
69% of Kenyans oppose legalizing abortion while only 9% support legalization.
77% say life begins at conception compared with just 19% who say life begins at birth.
Those numbers give me hope that we can win this battle!
The referendum on the Constitution that will legalize abortion in Kenya takes place in July. We need to give that nation’s pro-life resistance movement all the support we can now because they have but a few short weeks to rally the people and lead them to victory against the abortion demon that threatens to devour their nation.

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