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Nigeria: bishops decry government efforts to promote contraception

August 25, 2016

The bishops of Nigeria’s Ibadan ecclesiastical province have decried efforts by the nation’s health minister to promote abortion and contraception.

The bishops said that the health minister has worked with “foreign agencies to commit the federal government to increasing the culture of contraception and subsequently, abortion among our people,” according to a leading Nigerian newspaper.

”Such efforts are “being done all in the name of providing better maternal health and empowering our people,” the bishops added.


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Aug. 25, 2016 10:28 AM ET USA

    Same old lie. Fetal homicide is referred to as "health care." A week ago I heard a presidential candidate say that an unborn child is not a person in the eyes of the _law_. It therefore may be accorded no _civil_ "rights." Apparently by extension, human rights do not apply either.