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Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

South Africa Cancels Abortion Vote

Written by Rev. H.A. Bergsma
South Africa will not be allowing abortions, at least temporarily. For years the African National Congress, led by President Nelson Mandela, has pushed for legalization of abortion. Prayer meetings, a massive ÒNo To AbortionÓ postcard mailing (30,000 postcards were sent to the Minister of Health), Life Chains and large distributions of pro-life publications evidently swayed the government. A vote in Parliament was cancelled.

Meanwhile, at home, since the U.S. Supreme CourtÕs 1973 Roe vs. Wade Decision over 31 million abortions have been performed in the United States; as many as the combined populations of 15 states. Currently 4,300 abortions are performed every day; about one every 20 seconds (FACTS, March 1995).

During a recent flight on Canadian Airlines, one of the readers of INTERIM commented that before landing, the flight attendants went around collection money for UNICEF, the United NationsÕ notorious abortion promoting organization. Whether or not this is a new airline policy, travellers should be making sure that before giving, they first determine where their contributions are being directed. South Africa may have been a troubled country, but in its stand vs. abortion it is in less trouble than we are!

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