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Pro-Abortion Campigners in Uganda warn of attempts to put pressure on the Government to legalise Abortion

A group of pro-life campaigners in Uganda known as The Global Prolife Alliance and the African Anti-abortion Coalition have accused a section of the country’s medical doctors of seeking to convince government to legalize abortion on the pretext of protecting women’s rights. In a letter sent to the country’s president, Yoweri Museveni on March 25th, they state that the campaign to legalise abortion is supported by some western countries and by many western non-governmental organisations. They warned that to abort is to kill a human being and that abortion won’t decrease the maternal mortality rate as its promoters want Ugandans to believe. They revealed that a secret plot using a deceptive guideline to enter abortion into Uganda's laws is in circulation in the country and that it was the same guideline which the pro-abortion activists use to convince the government of Kenya to include a pro-abortion article in the constitution in 2010. The campaigners criticized pro-abortion international agencies sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the G8 countries for making acceptance of abortion a condition for economic aid. The Constitution and the Penal Code Act of Uganda outlaw abortion, and provide for 14 years of imprisonment for any person who tries to procure an abortion. But doctors are allowed limited abortions where the life of the mother is in danger.


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