Vatican, 17 November, 2023 / 9:49 pm (ACI Africa).
Pro-lifers and other Catholic entities in Nigeria have joined other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that are sharply opposed to the agreement between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states which they say paves way for abortion and same-sex marriages.
Signed on Wednesday, November 15, the EU- ACP Agreement requires parties, among other provisions, to support universal access to sexual and reproductive health commodities and healthcare services, “including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes.”
The agreement, the CSOs in Nigeria have said, compels the 47 African countries bound by its terms to legalize population reduction, lesbianism, transgender rights, queer behaviour, gay marriages, abortion, among other cultures that they say go against the Africans’ way of life.
Nigeria announced on Thursday, November 16 that it had not joined African states who signed the ACP-EU agreement, noting that it was still studying its provisions.
In their statement, pro-lifers and others organizations that uphold the dignity of human life in Nigeria have cautioned the government against signing the agreement with the EU.