Africa’s Struggle Against the Death of the West

march for life africa 3As Africa is being increasingly pressured, prodded and pricked by the rich population-control enthusiasts, so many western-donor-funded “family planning” centres are being strategically implanted in more and more African cities, towns and villages. As a result, the Africans are now being constantly bombarded everyday by the contraception/abortion message. All the while, organisations like International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Marie Stopes International (MSI), and many others continue to spread their tentacles into the social and political fields of many African Nations in order to facilitate their morally objectionable agenda .

This was why it was necessary and timely to launch a series of Pro-Life events last month in Enugu and Owerri (both located in the South-Eastern region of Nigeria) in an effort to counter some of the morally damaging and destructive worldviews being systematically injected into the bloodstream of the African society.

The 10-day pro-life events came about from the close collaboration of Culture of Life Africa with the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri as well as Happy Home Foundation Enugu. This marvelous collaborative effort brought the message of Life and Dignity to so many people who received it with much joy, gladness, and gratitude.

In fact , the message cut through the Enugu and Owerri communities like a double-edged sword to set free women who have been bound by the weight and lies of “modern” artificial contraceptives; the exuberant youth who have been led to believe (by the aggressive publicity ads and campaigns) that condoms will protect them from HIV rather than abstinence and fidelity; the good clergy, seminarians and religious who are in the privileged position to offer hope and spiritual direction to so many; the healthcare professionals who have been convinced that modern medicine must provide artificial contraception and abortion; the government officials and legislators who have been under immense pressure from the abortion lobbyists; indeed, the pro-life message resounded through the land,  bringing with it hope and courage to the hearts and minds of these Africans who already understood, by faith and tradition, the inestimable value of human life, the beauty of womanhood, and the blessing of married life.

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As the events unfolded, various excellent speakers gave talks on a broad array of topics and also facilitated leadership training sessions for pro-life leaders in Enugu and Owerri. All of this strengthened and inspired the young and old alike as they enthusiastically absorbed the good and sound information that was being presented to them.

For many of them, it was their first real exposure to the truth about abortion, contraception, same-sex “marriage”, promiscuity, pre-marital sex, and pornography – all of which are now being woven into most the modern day entertainment, media, movies, and even music. In this age of globalization, the seeds of the Culture of Death are being felt everywhere (including in Africa) and the committed proponents of this decadent culture are desperately trying to redefine and re-calibrate the moral ethical standards around the world.

On the last day of the events , there was a great March for Life through the city of Owerri. This attracted many, many people from all facets of society: men, women, youth, children, strong, ailing, rich, and poor alike . People came out with great zest and zeal to support the Sanctity and Dignity of Life from conception to natural death. They sang, danced, and prayed that social poisons like abortion and same-sex marriage will never be accepted in their culture and so never be legalized in their country. Their voices and their prayers resonated from one end of the city to the other .

Thank God, this most recent initiative in Africa was both enormously fruitful and a wake up call to all Africans to tenaciously uphold their own Culture of Life in a world that is being deformed by widespread moral decadence.

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Obianuju Ekeocha is originally from Nigeria, but has for the past six years has been living and working in the United Kingdom as a biomedical scientist. Her work, including the recent "An Open Letter to Melinda Gates," has been published in The Catholic Herald UK and other Catholic news outlets. Obianuju is also part of Culture of Life Africa, an initiative dedicated to the promotion and propagation of the Gospel of Life in Africa through the dissemination of good information, sensitisation and education.

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