International and local Christian groups are objecting to Kenya hosting the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) for its 25th anniversary, claiming that the event would promote abortion and homosexuality in the country.
The three-day event, set to begin on Tuesday, 12, November 2019 in Nairobi, will be attended by leaders and delegates from around the world. And will address a variety of issues including infant – maternal mortality, child marriage, family planning, and female genital mutilation (FGM).
However, the spiritual governing body of the Catholic Church, the Holy See, and other faith-based groups have zeroed in on sexual and reproductive health issues and policies set to be discussed and possibly adopted at the conference, saying that they do not represent the spirit of Africa’s predominant pro-life culture.
“The organizers’ decision to focus the conference on a few controversial and divisive issues that do not enjoy international consensus and that do not reflect accurately the broader population and development agenda outlined by the ICPD, is regrettable,” the Holy See said in a statement.
Luis Losada of the ultraconservative advocacy group, CitizenGO said, “Africans are being blackmailed: if you want development aid, you have to embrace abortion.” He also stated Click here to read entire article
Source:: Ventures Africa