Some religious leaders in the country have heartly welcomed a decision by US president Donald Trump to freeze aid on abortion services.
Evangelical Association of Malawi chairperson on Ethics, Zacc Kawalala said a welcome development as the state or anyone has no right to make a decision on whether to end life or not.
“It was not good that the US was providing funds for abortion services in Malawi when the laws do not allow abortion.
“In fact we presented a petition to the US embassy to stop funding on abortion services in Malawi and other African countries so the decision by Mr Trump is a welcome development,” said Kawalala.
Abortion activist Chrispine Sibande however told the media the move by the US will lead to loss of jobs as NGOs which got the funding for abortion services will have to cut jobs following the loss of the funding.
Critics said the order would hinder the ability of women in poor countries to obtain reproductive health services, including family planning, by severing U.S. funding to health clinics that offer a variety of services, including abortion counseling.
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