Kenyan bishops will oppose new national constitution unless it protects life from conception
Catholic World News - January 22, 2010
The bishops of Kenya have announced that they will oppose a new constitution being considered by the nation’s lawmakers unless it explicitly protects the right to life from conception to natural death.
“A constitution that does not protect life in all its phases is irremediably faulty and ceases to demand any recognition,” the bishops said in a statement. “We strongly feel that we cannot be party to any legislation that supports a culture of death. Life begins at conception and ends with natural death, and any attempt to deny this truth is wrong and misleading.”
25% of Kenya’s 37.2 million people are Catholics; approximately half are Protestants and 10% are Muslims, while 10% hold indigenous beliefs.
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