African pro-life leader Obianuju Ekeocha urged Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government not to “export abortion” to developing countries and she told the throng of pro-lifers on Parliament Hill that she stood with them in their fight to protect the unborn.
Speaking before a crowd of 22,000 on Parliament Hill for the 19th annual National March for Life, Obianuju Ekeocha, who goes by Uju and is the founder and president of Culture of Life Africa, said, “I beg you to not use the blood of the innocent to pave the path to development. You can never buy development with the blood of the innocent.”
She explained, “only a few days ago, I got the heartbreaking news that Canada will now be funding abortion in developing countries. What a shame that the new government of Canada now wants to bring money that should have been helping women and children in Africa…to export abortion.”
The week before the March for Life, the Liberal government pledged $81.5 million to the United Nations’ Population Fund to fund “sexual and reproductive health services and rights,” including abortion. The previous Conservative government excluded abortion funding from international aid.
“Canada is back,” declared Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister for international affairs, at the United Nations on March 15, pre-announcing Ottawa would fund “the whole range of health services to women and young girls,” including, “family planning, planning against sexual diseases, safe deliveries and safe abortion.”
Ekeocha called the news that Canada will be pushing abortion abroad “heartbreaking” and shameful.
“I know they do not speak for you,” she said to those gathered on Parliament Hill to a round of cheers.
Ekeocha exhorted Canadians to defend life because of the “universal truth” that “life begins at conception, without exceptions!”
“Maybe they have told you to go and take a seat,” said Ekeocha, but everyone gathered at the March for Life would rather “take a stand than take a seat!”