Nairobi, 05 November, 2019 / 4:13 am (ACI Africa).
At a time when Christian professionals including Catholic leaders in Kenya and beyond have mounted a campaign against the planned November 13-15 United Nations’ 25th International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) that will be advocating for “universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights” among other pro-choice agenda, a leader of a pro-life movement in Africa has identified abortion as the biggest challenge facing the initiatives of the pro-life movement on the continent.
“Life Runners Africa faces the great challenge of a well-developed abortion industry that has targeted Africa specifically to ensure a reduced growth in its population,” Coordinator of Life Runners Africa, the U.S.-based Lay Dominican Dr. Sebastian Mahfood told ACI Africa in an interview October 31.
Statistics indicate that an estimated 8.2 million induced abortions occurred every year in Africa between 2010-2014, up from 4.6 million abortions between 1990-1994.
Life Runners is the largest Pro-Life Team in the world with 13,508 teammates in 2,507 cities and 39 nations, including eight African countries.
According to Dr. Sebastian, the realization that developed countries were advancing the abortion agenda in Africa inspired the extension of the Life Runners movement to Africa, aimed at marshalling grassroots support that counters the pro-choice agenda.