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Latest stories: Pro-life

Pope Francis meets with Foi et Lumière members on Oct. 2, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis thanks Christian Disability Group for Witnessing to "the heart of the Gospel"

Pope Francis met with people with mental disabilities and their families on Saturday and thanked them for their witness to the Gospel.

Late Kenya Dr. Stephen Kimotho Karanja

Head of Catholic Doctors in Kenya Mourned as Passionate Pro-lifer, Strong Defender of Life

Catholic doctors and social activists in Kenya are mourning the passing on of Dr. Stephen Kimotho Karanja, describing him as a man of strong conviction and a defender of the sanctity of human life.

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Culture of Contraception Wiping Out Tanzanian Village, Catholic Pro-life Advocate Bemoans

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 is could see the entire village wiped out.

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How Pro-Abortion Groups are Using COVID-19 Aid to Push Ideology in Africa

Foreign agencies are taking advantage of the harsh COVID-19 pandemic to advance their pro-abortion agenda in African countries that have been hit hard by the pandemic, social activists have warned.

Some Pro-life members at a previous March in Kenya's capital Nairobi.

Pro-Life Groups in Kenya Renew Commitment against Proposed Reproductive Health Care Bill

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.

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Pro-life Leaders Call for Coronavirus Vaccine Without Abortion Ties

Development of an effective, safe and widely available vaccine for the novel coronavirus is deeply important, but its development should avoid unethical links to abortion, said pro-life leaders in a letter to the Trump administration.

Pope Francis gives his Wednesday audience message on March 18, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis: The Church’s Pro-life Message is More Relevant Than Ever

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Church's pro-life message is more relevant than ever as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic.

Mass for the World Day of the Poor in St. Peter's Basilica. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: The Poor, Unborn, and Elderly are Neglected in the Frenzy of Modern Life

On the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis said that the poor and most vulnerable can be left behind in the frenetic haste and self-centeredness of the modern world.

Participants during  ICPD25 pro-life side events / ACI Africa

Countering ICPD25: Kenyan Catholics Express Solidarity with Governments Faulting Summit

After 11-State delegation issued a strongly worded joint statement faulting the process leading to the commemoration of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) that took place in Cairo, Egypt in 1994, ACI Africa sought reactions from Kenyans, citizens of the country hosting the controversy-ridden Nairobi Summit.

Countering ICPD25: Participants listening to a talk in one of the Pro-life and Family Friendly Side Events on November 13, 2019 / ACI Africa

Countering ICPD25: Pro-life Alternatives to Nairobi Summit Agenda, Expert Opinions

As the controversial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) entered its second day in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, ACI Africa reached out to African Catholic professionals opposed to some of the agenda of the Summit, particularly issues that seem to promote the culture of death through abortions and planned parenthood through the use of contraceptives.

Life Runners Team members in Liberia / Stephen Karfiah

“Developed countries advancing abortion agenda in Africa,” A Pro-Life Movement Concerned

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.

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Kenyan court rules that rape victims have right to abortion

Kenya's High Court ruled Wednesday that rape victims whose pregnancy threatens their life or health have a right to procure abortion.