Bishop Kaigama Laments Biden’s Disregard For ‘Human Dignity’

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Bishop Kaigama Laments Biden's Disregard For 'Human Dignity'
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Ignatius Kaigama has faulted the move by the President of the United States, Joe Biden to increase funding for international abortions.

Kaigama in an interview with Crux, said it is intriguing that one of Biden’s first official acts is to promote the destruction of human lives domestically and in developing nations.

Biden had issued an executive order rescinding the Mexico City Policy, which bans US aid from supporting NGOs which either provide or promote abortions abroad.

Reports suggest he would also repeal the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for abortion except in cases of rape or incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger, but which must be approved by Congress.

Last week, Biden’s White House also issued a statement promising to codify Roe v Wade – the landmark supreme court case that made abortion legal in the United States.

In his reaction Kaigama said, “This order does not stand to reason; it violates human dignity. The President should use his office to prioritise the most vulnerable, including unborn children.”

Noting that every Pope since the Second Vatican Council down to Pope Francis have described the deliberate killing of a child before or after birth “as a most grievous violation of God’s commandments,” Kaigama insisted that life “must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception.”

“Abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes,” he said, adding that bishops have consistently reiterated “that abortion is a direct attack on life that also wounds the woman and undermines the family and above all, it offends God.”

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