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Ignored by the media: Mandela pushed one of the most pro-abortion laws ever
Timothy Whiteman
The Examiner


"Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party’s Central Committee..."

Despite the world-wide media heaping praise on the recently deceased former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, a handful of media organs are bringing to light that the former Central Committee member of the SACP (South African Communist Party) was one of the strongest supporters of arguably the most liberal abortion legislation on the globe, as published by the Catholic-centered news portal Rorate Caeli via the news aggregate PewSitter.com on Dec. 5, 2013.

Serving as the Republic of South Africa's president from 1994-1999, Mandela not only signed the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1996 , he was also one of the most ardent supporters of what the openly pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute calls "one of the most liberal abortion laws in the world."

As cited, the law "allows abortion on demand up to the 20th week; after it and up to birth for 'serious medical reasons'; and, as amended in 2004, allows registered nurses and midwives to perform abortions as well before the 12th week."

In an academic research paper published by Rhodes University of South Africa, medical historian Dr. Rebecca Hodes of the University of Cape Town noted that prior to the sweeping abortion law of 1996:

There was never broad-based support for abortion within the ANC [Mandela's ruling African National Congress].
According to Rhodes University, Hodes "points out that despite President Nelson Mandela’s explicitly-stated support for the Choice Bill, more than 80 MPs [Members of Parliament] voted against it in October 1996, with over 50 MPs absenting themselves from Parliament on the day as a show of resistance."

Since the legalization of abortion in the RSA, there has been 1 million legal abortions reported to the government, with the overwhelming number being that of racially black African unborn children as cited by Spero News on Jan. 31, 2012.

Opposition by the Zulu Nation...

Despite the world's media painting Mandela as a strong proponent of democracy, historical facts denies the myth perpetuated by Fox News, MSNBC, the Washington Post, etc.

As reported by the BBC in 1993 of the Chief of the Zulu Nation and leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Chief Mangosuthu G. Buthelezi, "the African National Congress does not represent his Zulu people and puts forward the idea of a separate state called Kwazulu Natal. "

Chief Buthelezi was also renown as a champion of capitalism for South Africa as well as leading an armed struggle against Mandela and his ANC prior to the dismantling of the apartheid government in the 1990s.

And That Whole Communist Party Thing...

In their eulogy to Mandela, the South African Communist Party's official website published:

At his arrest in August 1962, Nelson Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party’s Central Committee.

To us as South African communists, Cde [Comrade] Mandela shall forever symbolise the monumental contribution of the SACP in our liberation struggle.

Mandela also served as Chairman of the so-called "Non-Aligned Movement," a chairmanship also held my the likes of:

• Former dictator of Yugoslavia Josip Tito
• Cuba's Generalissimo Fidel Castro
• Former Muslim Brotherhood leader of Egypt Mohamed Morsi
• Former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


Originally posted at:
http://www.examiner.com/article/ignored-by-the-media-mandela-pushed-one-of-the-most-pro-abortion-laws-ever


Likewise, John Henry Westen posted article:
Pro-life leaders urge caution, while Pope, Cardinal Dolan praise controversial Nelson Mandela

The death of South African former President Nelson ‘Madiba’ Rolihlahla Mandela on Thursday has led to an outpouring of glowing praise for the man most known for ending apartheid – a system of racial segregation. However, pro-life leaders have warned that praise from Christian leaders is inappropriate given Mandela’s role in bringing abortion-on-demand and homosexual “marriage” to South Africa.

According to official statistics, nearly a million unborn children have been killed in South Africa since President Mandela signed legislation in 1996 permitting abortion on demand two years after taking office. Same-sex ‘marriage’ was legalized in 2006, with Mandela having supported it long before its passage.

In the face of praise for Mandela coming even from Catholic leaders all over the world, Paul Tuns, the editor of the Canadian pro-life newspaper The Interim, wrote, “A little balance is necessary in our reaction to the man who fought one injustice, but helped institute another.”

Similarly England’s John Smeaton, President of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) commented on his blog saying, “It is absolutely vital that Catholic leaders do not allow themselves to become respecters of persons, swept away by personality cults. Catholic leaders have a duty to stand up to public figures with anti-life and anti-family records, however praiseworthy their record may be on other issues.”

Smeaton’s comments came in reaction to praise for Mandela from the Bishops conference of South Africa. However, since then, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Pope Francis have also issued statements of praise for Mandela.

Pope Francis’s official statement says, “Paying tribute to the steadfast commitment shown by Nelson Mandela in promoting the human dignity of all the nation’s citizens and in forging a new South Africa built on the firm foundations of non-violence, reconciliation and truth, I pray that the late President’s example will inspire generations of South Africans to put justice and the common good at the forefront of their political aspirations.”

Cardinal Dolan’s statement calls Mandela a “hero to the world.” The Cardinal recalls the praise for Mandela from Pope John Paul II’s visit to South Africa in 1995.

That visit came before Mandela passed the law permitting abortion.

It was 1996 when Mandela signed into law one of the world’s most pro-abortion laws. Passage of the “Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Bill” was assured since Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC) refused its members a free vote on the issue of providing state-funded abortion on demand.

The same year, Mandela’s new constitution made South Africa the first country to place “sexual orientation” alongside race and religion as a restricted grounds for discrimination – something that paved the way for homosexual ‘marriage’ a decade later.

See complete report at:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-life-leaders-urge-caution-while-pope-and-bishops-praise-controversial-n












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