Monrovia, Liberia – The Faith and Justice Network, a prominent organization that promotes morality and social justice, has urged members of Congress to oppose a recent bill that would legalize abortion in the nation. A bill to legalize abortion in Liberia is still being debated by the national legislature, according to Joseph Sawonbe, the chairman of the House Standing Committee on Health.
The network condemns the bill put forth by some MPs, according to the network’s executive director, the Reverend Doctor Tolbert Jallah, who was speaking at a press conference in Monrovia. He claimed that this poorly thought-out action undercuts the ideals of life, compassion, and community that the country holds in such high regard.
He raised concern about the actions of some lawmakers who were pushing for the bill and praising it as a step in the right direction. According to him, it is disappointing to witness some lawmakers championing the bill under the pretense of respect of progress and modernity.
”Liberians must keep in mind that advancement should be based on respect for human rights rather than being influenced by unwarranted ideology or outside forces. The proposed legislation disregards the grave moral ramifications of taking innocent life as well as the impact that such a choice would have on countless people and families. Abortion is a highly delicate and complicated topic that touches on morals, ethics, and the psychological and emotional toll that such a choice would have on many people and families. We categorically condemn any effort to compromise the sanctity of life and the values that characterize our country.”
Rev. Dr. Jallah urged Liberians who respect human life, compassion, and justice to unite in opposition to the measure since a nation’s strength depends in its people’s shared commitment to upholding its ideals. The Executive Director of the Faith and Justice Network also urged Liberians and any international residents who support the organization’s commitment to upholding the sanctity of life and safeguarding the weak to protest this measure.
He contends that Liberians may establish common ground that respects life while tackling the issues the country is facing by engaging in open discourse, understanding, and unification.
The network, according to Reverend Doctor Jallah, will continue to promote the defense of human life and the empowerment of weaker members of society.
”We are prepared to have productive conversations with legislators, spiritual leaders, and members of civil society in order to establish common ground and advance a more inclusive and just Liberia.”
Reported by: Augustine Octavius