Catholic Knights to hold vigil on abortion

Catholic Knights to hold vigil on abortion
September 13
13:01 2016

Knights of the Order of Saint Mulumba in collaboration with the Family and Human Life Unit of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos will hold a reparation vigil on abortion.

Charles Mbelede, Metropolitan Grand Knight, Lagos Metropolitan Council of the Order, disclosed this at a press conference in Lagos.

He said the programme will hold at the Church of Transfiguration, Lekki, on Friday.

Mbedele said the essence of the programme is to reiterate the stand of the Catholic Church on Zero tolerance on abortion.

“Abortion ends a pregnancy by destroying and removing the developing child,” he said.

“According to medical experts, a baby’s heart is noticeable by 6 weeks and during the seventh through the tenth weeks, when the majority of abortions are performed, fingers and genitals appear and the child’s face is recognizably human. Abortion is pure murder.”

Mbelede laid emphasis on the evils of abortion, reechoing the words of Saint (Mother) Teresa who said: “The greatest destroyer of peace today is the cry of the innocent unborn child. For if a mother can murder her own child in her womb, what is left for you and for me to kill each other?”

He listed the risks associated with abortion to include; pelvic infection, blood clots in the uterus, heavy bleeding, cut or torn cervix and anesthesia related complications.

He also frowned on the use of contraceptives, saying natural method is the only option approved by the Catholic Church.

Henrietta Williams, a prolife consultant and representative of the president of Family Life Unit, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, outlined the dangers of contraceptives and advised couples to go for natural family planning methods.

She stated that sex education that promotes spiritual and ethical values should be taught at homes and schools and not the one that promotes moral laxity.


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  1. Correct Being
    Correct Being September 13, 14:19

    This is not a time well spent, and nothing will be achieved. Let us use our energies and resources on the things that will better the life of human race, even at this hard times when salaries are not paid when due because there is no money to go round. The religious leaders are still living the life of affluence.

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