There has been a lot of controversy regarding the fate of women raped and impregnated by Boko Haram members,While some groups have said they should abort the babies, others have said the women should not.
The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria has out rightly condemned those suggesting abortion. Chairman of the Health Committee of CBCN and Auxiliary Bishop of Abuja (Catholic Archdiocese), Most Rev. Anselm Umoren, stated this during a press conference on Monday in Abuja.
He said such innocent children should not be visited “with capital punishment” in the name of abortion for an offence they did not commit.
“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.”He said