Nairobi, 18 August, 2020 / 10:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Some 26 pro-life groups in Kenya have, in a collective statement, renewed their opposition to the Reproductive Health Care Bill (2019) that is currently in the Senate.
In their Monday, August 17 statement shared with ACI Africa, the groups ask Kenyan Senators to withdraw the proposed law “entirely without amendments” and to “have it shelved completely.”
“Pro-life groups in Kenya have submitted their memoranda to the Senate Committee on Health following the fresh call for public participation on the proposed law, re-iterating their non-negotiable stance to have the controversial Reproductive Health Care Bill of 2019 withdrawn entirely without amendments,” the 26 pro-life groups in Kenya state.
Signed by the leadership of various groups including the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Catholic Members of Parliament in Kenya, Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF), CitizenGO, Evangelical Alliance of Kenya (EAK), Kenya Catholic Doctors Association and Franciscan Friars Kenya, among others, the groups call on the Senate Committee on Health to “listen to the many voices who have opposed the bill and have it shelved completely.”
Catholic Bishops in the East African country have spearheaded the campaign against the proposed law.