SA bishops grieve 1 million ‘lost children’ after 15 years of legalised abortion

Fifteen years have come and gone since abortion was rammed through in South African in the name of ‘reproductive rights.’ Catholic bishops in the region have expressed regret at the loss of an estimated one million children who were stripped of “the most fundamental of rights, the right to life.”

“We remember those one million babies,” said Archbishop Buti Tlhagale on behalf of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference that convened at the end of January. The Conference is comprised of Catholic Bishops from Botswana, South Africa, and Swaziland.

In November of 1996, South Africa enacted the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act that allowed “every woman the right to choose whether to have an early, safe and legal termination of pregnancy according to her individual beliefs.” The South African government at this time interpreted their constitution to “protect the right of persons to make decisions concerning reproduction and to security in and control over their bodies.”

The government stated in the Act that it was their “belief” that the “termination of pregnancy is not a form of contraception or population control.” Archbishop Buti Tlhagale stated what he called the “clear and unambiguous” position of the Catholic Church on abortion. “Each unborn child is created by God, ‘knit together in (its) mother’s womb’ (Ps 139.13). That unborn child is a human being with a human life that must be protected. He or she has a right to life, a right that must be respected by the mother and protected by the state.”

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  1. The War Piper 4 Jesus Christ calls upon all these Bishops to therefore publicly renounce Archbishop Desmond Tutu for his, Tutu’s endorsement of Abortion via the Marie Stopes Clinics in South Africa. Instead of meeting up and having pleasantries with him, Tutu for that is what they all do, tell him, Tutu to recant and put the people right, for the people, many of them listen to Tutu and to also save himself before he is cast into the lake of eternal fire. He, Tutu may well be one of the darlings of South Africa and of the world but know this! an earthly celebrity doing what he is dong will never reside in the Kingdom of God! So my Bishops let’s hear your voices ‘combined’ and say it as it is! Onward Christian Soldiers! War Piper 4 Jesus Christ Piperjames