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Ugandan Mufti joins Archbishop in condemning 'ungodly' abortion bill

Ugandan Mufti joins Archbishop in condemning 'ungodly' abortion bill

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The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Mubajje, has warned the government and proponents of a proposed law on abortion. According to him, the practice is unacceptable in faith and culture.

The Muslim leader was addressing a congregation on Monday during the Eid-Ul-Adha prayers at Gaddafi Mosque in Old Kampala.

Sheikh Mubajje equated legalising abortion to an act of murder. “In our culture, abortion is bad. We cannot begin referring to other countries because their culture is different, and besides, there are challenges we are facing as a country such as poverty and corruption right from families, which we have to fight other than focusing on ungodly things,” the Mufti said.

... there are challenges we are facing as a country such as poverty and corruption right from families, which we have to fight other than focusing on ungodly things.

He is the second top cleric in less than a week to warn against the bill. The Archbishop of Uganda, last week condemned the bill calling it ungodly and unacceptable.

“We are hearing a rumour about legalising abortion in this country. As a church, we strongly condemn this, it is murder, killing, nobody has a right to take way life, it is ungodly,”  Archbishop Stanley Ntagali was quoted by local media to have said.

The legalisation of abortion has become topical in Uganda as a result of many deaths due to unsafe abortions. The Ministry of Health is consulting on the abortion bill to save the situation, the newspaper reported.