Stop Marie Stopes abortion activities in Nigeria
UPDATE: Marie Stopes Lagos was closed after a Dr. Benard was caught about to procure an abortion on May 21st. The police discovered abortion records and files for children who have been injected with contraception. They have kept these files as exhibit for court.
According to Marie Stopes Nigeria's website, the abortion clinics performed over 700,000 "safe abortions" in 2018 alone to Nigerian women. The Marie Stopes abortion clinics whose headquarters are in the United Kingdom have cut a niche for themselves in promoting abortions and actually- PERFORMING THEM FOR A FEE in the name of " safe abortions".
In Nigeria, the abortion center is headquartered in Abuja the administrative city of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and also has a presence in Surulele, Lagos. It takes pride in supplying contraceptives to women ( they have been caught supplying contraceptives to children elsewhere) and offering abortions.
While the clinics call abortions safe, they do not tell their clients that what they actually do is kill pre-born babies whose rights are protected by the laws. They also do not tell their naive clients that to them abortion is a money minting business. The clinics have targeted African countries where they have been brainwashing women that there is safe abortion and that there was need to legalize the same.
African countries have though known who they really are- abortionists who are making money from every abortion they carry out. Africa has started an uprising to kick them out. Recently their abortion activities were suspended in Kenya while Niger permanently kicked them out of their country. Other countries that are investigating these chain of murderers include Tanzania and Uganda.
What does the Nigerian Law say pertaining abortions?-
- The abortion laws of the Criminal Code are expressed within sections 228, 229, and 230. Section 228 states that any person providing an abortion to a woman is guilty of a felony and up to 14 years of imprisonment. Section 229 states that any woman obtaining an abortion is guilty of a felony and up to imprisonment for 7 years. Section 230 states that anyone supplying anything intended for a woman's abortion is also guilty of a felony and up to 3 years of imprisonment.
- The sections of the Penal Code parallel the Criminal Code, besides the exception for abortion with the purpose of saving the life of the mother. The Penal Code's punishments include imprisonment, fine, or both.
So it is plainly illegal what Marie Stopes abortion centers are doing in Nigeria. It is important that they be stopped immediately. Nigerians need to WAKE UP and realize the killers next door, they need to have their licence revoked immediately and their directors arraigned in a court of law for breaking the Nigerian Laws as well as participating in the murder of pre-born children and supplying contraceptives to children.
With this petition, we ask the Minister of Health Professor Adewole to act with urgency and kick the abortion centers out of Nigeria as well as take the proper legal actions against them.