More Than 200 Leaders From 31 Countries Sign Kenya Anti-Abortion Petition

WASHINGTON –  With just hours to go until Kenyans vote on a new Constitution, World Congress of Families, Managing Director Larry Jacobs announced the results of a successful petition drive “In Support Of The ‘No’ Campaign – Kenyans Opposed To The Pro-Abortion Constitution.

Africa has been targeted by international population control groups for legalized abortion despite a 47% drop in Kenyan fertility and projections that show a declining population in the next 50 years. It’s reported the Obama administration has spent over $30 million to promote the Constitution that will open the door to a reduction in the black population.

Jacobs said “We urge the people of Kenya to carefully consider the consequences of this fatal move, which could be the first step on a road the West has followed, leading to one-quarter of all pregnancies in the U.S. ending in abortion. How tragic is it that Barack Obama, America’s first black president, would be promoting policies that would kill more black babies. Once again, the legacy of Margaret Sanger is revealed with an agenda to eliminate black Africans. The history of 21st Century black genocide from abortion is chronicled in the documentary movie, Maafa21.”

In less than two weeks, the Congress gathered signatures from more than 200 pro-life and pro-family leaders in 31 countries and delivered them to Kenyan leaders. Signers include former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Former Boston Mayor and Vatican Ambassador Ray Flynn and Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, as well as current or former members of the parliaments of Britain, Australia and the European Union, and the Congresses of Poland and the Philippines.

Organizations whose leaders are represented include: Endeavour Forum (Australia) — Alliance for Romania’s Families — Christian Legal Centre (U.K.) — Family Values Organization (U.K.) — Priests for Life — Population Research Institute — National Federation of Orthodox Pro-Life Associations from Romania — Family Watch International — Tradition, Family and Property — Parents Forum Switzerland — Concerned Women for America — Alliance Defense Fund — The Family Network (Mexico) — Action for the Family (Belgium) — Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute — International Council of Catholic Men — Spanish Federation of Pro-Life Organizations — Spanish Pro-Life Association – Right to Life Spain — REAL Women of Canada — Lutherans for Life (Latvia) — Human Life International — Women for Life International — Catholics for the Common Good — United Families International — Heartbeat International — Liberty Counsel — Americans United for Life — National Right to Life Committee — Marriage and Family Centre (Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia) — Filipino Family Fund — Silent No More Campaign — Christian Heritage Party of Canada — Religious Freedom Coalition — The Free Synod of The Church of Sweden — — Malta Unborn Child Movement — (Speak Out, Spain) — The Justice Foundation — The John Paul II Movement for The Family (Mexico), Family and Society (Mexico) — Latin American Alliance for the Family – The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society — March of Repentance (U.K.) — Life Legal Defense Foundation — American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists — American Alliance of Jews and Christians — Association for the Defense of Christian Values (Italy) — Doctors Health Initiative (Nigeria) — African Anti-Abortion Coalition/Global Po-Life Alliance — Eagle Forum — Foundation for African Cultural Heritage — Institute for Judaism and Civilization (Melbourne, Australia) — Fr. Piotr Skarga Institute (Poland) — Campaign Life Coalition (Canada) — Vision America Action — International Right to Life Federation — Association for the Family (Congo) — Forum of Polish Women — Friends of Human Life Club (Poland) — Catholic Families for America — Zhin Pro-Life Centers (Russia) — United for Life (Guatemala) — Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission — The Beverly LaHaye Institute — Focus on The Family — Family Talk — Charismatic Episcopal Church for Life — Traditional Values Coalition — John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family (East Melbourne, Australia) –Women for Life Taiwan — Torah Jews for Decency — Rabbinical Alliance of America — Human Life International, Nigeria — Catholic Laity Council, Nigeria — National Institute of Family Life Advocates — Anglicans for Life — Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (U.K.) — and Happy Home Foundation (Nigeria).

Jacobs observed that “Kenyans are literally fighting for the hope and future of their nation – the lives of unborn children. The Constitution, which will be voted on by Kenyans on August 4, includes language which overturns current Kenyan law prohibiting abortion except to save the mother’s life. It would allow abortion when the mother’s ‘health’ is affected by a continuation of pregnancy. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines ‘health’ to include ‘complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Thus, Section 26 of the proposed Constitution sets up a mechanism for unrestricted abortion on demand at any time during pregnancy.”

Five international Congresses have been held since 1997. World Congress of Families V was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 10-12, 2009. World Congress of Families VI is planned for 2011/2012.

The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and people of goodwill from more than 60 countries that seek to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the ‘seedbed’ of civil society (as found in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948). The WCF was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson and is a project of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society in Rockford, Illinois. To date, there have been five World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004) and Warsaw, Poland (2007). The fifth World Congress of Families was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 10-12, 2009 .