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- Published on Sunday, 16 October 2011 16:18
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Anthony Cardinal Okogie, Archbishop of Lagos, has decried the bill in the National Assembly to legalise prostitution, saying there are more serious issues confronting the nation which deserve adequate attention than making prostitution legal.
“If prostitution is legalised, then where are we heading to? There are more important issues needed to be tackled than thinking of legalising prostitution.”
Drawing a correlation between prostitution and abortion, Okogie condemned also efforts to legalise abortion.
According to him, if abortion had been legalised, some people won’t be alive today.
“Abortion is against the law of God which says you must not kill. Only God can give life. Even, how many animals destroy their young ones in the foetus? They made sure the ones born are safe and alive. If you continue to kill, it will decrease the population of our country.
Now we are proud that Nigeria has a population of N150 million. If abortion is legalised, our population will drop,” the Cardinal argued.
“Nobody has the right to take life, only God. Even women are fighting against abortion. The Bible and Koran are against it.”
On the importance of celebration of Blessed Iwene Tansi, he pointed to reconciliation which Tansi stood for. “People find it very difficult to forgive one another. Tansi went through such situation. Those who were bad to him, he won them back through reconciliation – to forgive. It is not easy to forgive. When that neighbour is wrong, we should forgive.”
He condemned the attempt by the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy, describing the proposed removal as “pouring kerosene on fire,” considering the economic hardship and suffering Nigerian people are currently going through. (Vanguard)