Religious leaders vow to block abortion bill


Leaders of various prophetic ministries and churches in Malawi have vowed to stop Parliament from debating and passing the proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill into law.

The leaders, led by Prophet David Mbewe of the Living Word Evangelical Church, held a press briefing in Lilongwe Monday where they, however, ruled out the possibility of staging protests to achieve their goal.

“As prophets of God, our voice is enough to stop the evil that other people are planning. We are not going to hold demonstrations, but we are going to do something to ensure that this bill doesn’t pass,” Mbewe said.


He charged that blood shedding through abortion is wrong.

“So we appeal to the MPs not to allow this bill to pass,” Mbewe said, adding that the prophets will work closely with the media to defend the rights of the unborn children.

Two weeks ago, clergymen and women, riding on the banner of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, Malawi Council of Churches, Evangelical Association of Malawi and Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi, also vowed to take further steps towards frustrating efforts by MPs to debate and pass the bill.


Led by Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Archdiocese of Blantyre, the faith leaders addressed journalists in Lilongwe where they reiterated that abortion is murder and that life begins at conception.

Msusa urged constituents in all the 193 constituencies in the country to petition their legislators not to side with the ‘genocide of unborn babies in Malawi’ through the passing of the abortion bill.

In the bill, more reasons for which someone can procure an abortion have been provided including if the pregnancy is due to incest or rape.

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