Group Faults UNFPA Over Abortion, Sterilisation On Boko Haram Victims
A PRO-LIFE non-governmental organisation, Project for Human Development (PHD) has decried an alleged action of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in carrying out abortion and sterilization procedures on the impregnated and victims of Boko Haram’s kidnap in the northeast.
The group at a press conference held yesterday in Ikeja, Lagos State described the actions of the United Nations’ (UN) agency as a calculated strategy geared towards depopulating the nation by making the women infertile, adding that the agency’s primary interest is population control.
Speaking at the event, the Director General (DG) of the group, Jerry Okwuosa stated that what should be the primary concern of any concerned individual or group where these people are is to rehabilitate and reintegrate them into the society, offer them free maternity homes and rehabilitation centres where they can give birth to their babies safely and decide later on how to take care of them.
He described as uncharitable and criminal the decisions and actions of UNFPA officials to make the women pass through the trauma of abortion section after what they had passed through in the hands of their captors, adding, “no matter how a child is conceived, the right to life has been given to him/her at conception by God and nobody has the right to take it.”
Meanwhile, a member of Doctor’s Health Initiative (DHI), Dr. Awotoya Waheed disclosed that girls who have abortion at an early stage are at high risk of having breast and cervical cancer later in life, with Okwuosa adding, “it is scientifically proven that a girl that aborts her first pregnancy before 18, her chances of getting breast and cervical cancer is 260 per cent.”
He pleaded with pro-abortion supporters of the Boko Haram victims not to go on with their plans, stating that their fear that the children will grow up to follow their father’s ideologies is unfounded, noting that good nurture can change any child for good.