Lunguzi assures Malawi Parliament will protect life against death culture

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Health Juliana Lunguzi  has assured the faith organisations and citizens who took part in the pro-life march on Tuesday and petitioned  parliament against backing government bid to legalise abortion and

MPs listening to the petition being read

MPs listening to the petition being read

homosexuality.

MP Lunguzi receivied the petition from Rev Fr Saindi

MP Lunguzi receivied the petition from Rev Fr Saindi

Protesters march to parliament - Photo (C)Stanley Makuti

Protesters march to parliament – Photo (C)Stanley Makuti

Lunguzi: MPs will not back bid to legalise abortion, homosexuality

Lunguzi: MPs will not back bid to legalise abortion, homosexuality

Lunguzi,  who is also Dedza East MP  (Malawi Congress Party-MCP), received the petition on behalf of Parliament, and  was flanked by Members of Parliament to meet the marchers at the parliament building in Lilongwe.

The marchers cheered  MCP president and leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera led the group who included Peoples Party’s Uladi Mussa, DPP’s deputy Secretary General Cecelia Chazama  and the UDF Chief Whip in Parliament Lillian Patel, among others to meet them.

“As chairperson of your Health Committee in Parliament, a Catholic Christian, as fellow Malawian myself, as a midwife, as a Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) expert myself, and most importantly as a woman, I couldn’t be in a more challenging position because of the emotive nature of the topic of the right to life which is one of the main purposes of this march,” said Lunguzi.

“But we would be failing in our duty if we closed our ears and turned our backs to such voices and challenging situations. We would like to believe that we are equal to the challenge, I know I am.

“ I believe that we are a nation capable of doing great things coming up with practical solutions to our most pressing problems, only if every citizen plays his or her rightful part,” Lunguzi added.

Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) of the Catholic Church  secretary general Rev Fr Henry Saindi said they expecte  Parliamentariansto back family life and reject any attempts to legalise homosexuality or abortion.

He said legalising the two “twin-evils” could have “unintended consequences”.

However, government spokesman Malison Ndau has categorically rejcted totally incorrect reports that there is an Abortion Bill ready for debate in the National Assembly.

“The truth of the matter of the matter is that the Law Commission has developed a Report and new recommendations to government to adopt a new law on abortion. Therefore any information that there is a ready Bill on the same is misleading.” Ndau said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times.

But the faith groups said the Termination of Pregninacy Bill is in the pipeline.

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MAJOR PEN
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GUYS THE BILL WIL NOT BE TABLED BUT TRICK PART JOYCE BANDA ANASAYINIRA KALE NDI AZUNGU CLITON. LETS JUST STAND WITH APM

Ndaga
Guest
I have lost respect for Juliana Lunguzi. She (like all the MPs) who were there are confused. They are opportunists who do not have any solutions to the country’s problems and I am starting to believe that Lunguzi is just a loud-mouth and attention-seeker. How on earth do you not understand that abortion is happening right now and the government is simply trying to provide SAFE abortion. Government is wasting so much money on complications resulting from unsafe abortion. How do you not understand that women and girls need to have the right to keep pregnancy or not. How do… Read more »
Kikolo
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So you mean just because abortion is happening right now then it should be legalized? What about murder? Is it not happening right now? Then why not legalizing it? Ndaga you are just an empty tin making noise. Leave Julian alone! Mapazi ako wamva!

chitima
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wonderful

Ndaga
Guest
I have lost respect for Juliana Lunguzi. She (like all the MPs)who are there are confused and an opportunists who do not have any solutions to pour problems – she is just a loud mouth and attention seeker. How on earth do you not understand that abortion is happening right now and the government is simply trying to provide safe abortion. How do you not understand that women and girls need to have the right to keep pregnancy or not. How do you not understand that our population is extremely high and that it is women and girls from rich… Read more »
REX MSISKA
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Dear Malawians, Desperation bleeds Defeat. It is time we realise that there is the creator of the universe and therefore of Malawi. This creator is God. God has His laws for the custodians, who are human beings to follow in order that His total and perfect Will is done. These laws are in two principles : DO, and DON’T Serious note is, He is Holly and Righteous God. Any act that is against His will is uncompromisingly viewed by Him as a SIN against Him. The act could be by the state, by individual, by the Church and the world… Read more »
ANALYST
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Good Lunguzi! Proud to have Catholic MPs like you in parliament who are never cowed to profess their faith! The moral theology of the Church should continue guiding you. When this government says there “is no ready bill” to be tabled in parliament – are they being sincere? I have a copy of the bill (I am sure many of you have seen it by now, it has been widely shared on Whatsapp), yet this cheating DPP administration wants to hoodwink us into believing their lies! In addition, why did they release their press release on the same day of… Read more »
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