Documentary Film Claims Western Countries are Using Coronavirus Relief to Push Abortion in Africa

Obianuju Ekeocha, founder of Culture of Life Africa and author of “Target Africa: Ideological Colonialism in the Twenty-First Century.” | (Screengrab: YouTube)

The coronavirus pandemic has been weaponized by wealthy Western countries to push abortion on struggling African nations, according to pro-life advocate and filmmaker, Obianuju Ekeocha.

As a result of the pandemic, “donor nations” from the West are tying COVID-19 relief packages to support for abortion and other kinds of sexual radicalism, the Nigerian-born U.K.-based author and activist says in the new short film, “Africa’s Pandemic: A Gateway To Neocolonialism,” which was released Sunday.

“The effects of the pandemic have been devastating for Africans and on the economy of African nations, as well as on the already strained infrastructure throughout the continent, putting countries in a more dire situation,” Ekeocha, the founder and president of Culture of Life Africa, said in a statement to The Christian Post.

“Some Western donors, including government and international institutions, have used this as an opportunity to insert an ideological agenda focused on so-called ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ under the cover of COVID-19 humanitarian relief,” she added.

Malawi had its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in April. The country of over 18 million has since had 6,051 infections and 186 deaths.

“Strengthened by this new infusion of donor funds at a time when many communities are weakened and vulnerable under the burden of a global pandemic, abortion advocacy groups are pushing their ideology of legalized abortion, and yet, none of this makes it into the daily news cycle,” Ekeocha added.

In the short film, Ekeocha interviews Elyssa Koren, the director of U.N. advocacy for ADF International; Zacc Kawalala, a Malawian evangelical pastor who’s the chairman of the Ethics, Peace and Justice Commission; and Joy B. Mdivo, the executive director for the East African Centre for Law and Justice in Kenya.

Through a variety of international government entities, humanitarian efforts, legal maneuvers, and strategic placement of media stories, abortion is being promoted in Malawi and Kenya despite massive opposition among the general public in those nations, Ekeocha says in the film.

Abortion is not something Africans want, Pastor Kawalala said. What they are asking for and need are improvements to their already strained and fragile medical systems and support for maternal health, he added.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter