Dar es Salaam, 19 February, 2021 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic pro-life advocate in Tanzania has, in a report, bemoaned the continued and widespread use of artificial contraceptives in a village in the East African nation, a practice that could see the entire village wiped out.
In his February 17 report obtained by ACI Africa, Emil Hagamu, Tanzania’s Director of Human Life International (HLI), which is the world’s largest global pro-life apostolate, says Iragua village within the Catholic Diocese of Morogoro is “dying” due to the high use of artificial contraceptives among its residents.
“Over 80% of the population of Iragua is on contraception. Girls are routinely injected with Norplant at the age of 11. Casual sex is the norm, and STDs are rampant,” Mr. Hagamu says in the report in which he also indicates that the activities in the Tanzanian village are fruits of “reproductive health activism.”
The Tanzanian national goes on to highlight the experience of one, Edina Maumba, a pro-life community trainer who visited the village and “noticed that something was wrong” as there were two secondary schools but only one primary school.
“There were plenty of teenagers, but where were the young children?” Ms. Maumba has been quoted as posing in the report published on the website of HLI, an entity that says it is “completely faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.”