Nigerian governor asks for repeal of abortion law he passed in secret

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The governor of the Nigerian state of Imo has apologized to Christians and asked lawmakers to repeal a controversial law he signed which legalizes abortion for nearly any reason, reports LifeSiteNews.

The law, called the “Imo State Law of Nigeria Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) law No. 12” had been billed as a sweeping anti-violence law prohibiting all forms of violence – random violence, domestic violence, and traditional practices deemed harmful by the state – and ensuring justice for victims and their attackers.

But hidden within the law were provisions authorizing abortion-on-demand.

The law permits abortion in cases of sexual assault, rape, incest and where the continued pregnancy endangers the life or the physical, mental, psychological or emotional health of the mother; and states that “every woman…shall have the right to determine the processes concerning reproduction in her body.”

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