A Catholic bishop in Malta encouraged Christians to end the human rights abuse of abortion just as they did slavery Sunday during a special service in remembrance of unborn babies who have been killed in abortions.
The Times of Malta reports Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi of the Archdiocese of Malta urged people to act as the tiny island country faces intense international pressure to legalize abortion on demand.
“Today, in different parts of the world including Malta, there is a mentality that accepts and promotes people who end the life of others before birth. It is a widespread mentality,” the bishop said.
“We hope and pray that there will be a time when, as various societies opened their eyes and started working against slavery, the same will be done when it comes to protecting the human life,” he continued.
Malta is the last country in Europe that protects unborn babies’ lives after Ireland abandoned and Northern Ireland was forced to abandon their pro-life laws in 2018 and 2019. Abortions are illegal in most cases in Poland, but Malta remains the only country that fully prohibits abortion.
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Galea Curmi prayed that the country would not “give in to the pressure against life,” according to the report. He prayed for mothers and babies, born and unborn, and those who advocate for them. The bishop also prayed that doctors and nurses would work to protect every human life as part of their profession.
Malta has resisted international pressure to legalize abortion for years. Back in 2013, pro-abortion groups accused Malta of “torture” because the country protects unborn babies’ lives. The accusation came from the International Commission of Jurists, a human rights organization, in a report to the Human Rights Council. It also claimed Malta is unnecessarily endangering women’s lives by prohibiting abortions.
Abortion is a human rights abuse that kills unique, living human beings inside their mothers’ wombs. An estimated 42.3 million abortions destroyed unborn babies’ lives across the world in 2019.