The Chairman of the Health Committee of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Auxiliary Bishop of Abuja (Catholic Archdiocese), Most Rev. Anselm Umoren has on behalf of the bishops condemned suggestions by some stakeholders in the country, who have advocated that the pregnancy of some Boko Haram female victims, conceived through rape, should be terminated.
Umoren stated this during a press conference on Monday in Abuja.
According to the statement, “Specifically, it is not tenable, the suggestion that killing the babies conceived through rape by the terrorists, is the most humane action to take in this instance.
Since the babies are ignorant and innocent of the crimes – aggression, sexual assault, dehumanisation – against their mothers, it is unethical to punish them for the sins and offences of their erring fathers.”