American politics is very critical due to the impact it has across the globe. It goes unsaid that whoever sits at the helm of America’s leadership is key, especially to the pro-life and pro-family movement in Africa.
I watched with dismay as my Facebook timeline was filled with friends celebrating the nomination of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democratic Party ticket in the upcoming US presidential election. “Feminists” were ablaze all over social media celebrating the nomination of “their own”.
My naïve friends were celebrating the fact that Ms Harris is female and a black female at that, which is a laudable combination indeed. I’m always happy to see women taking up important roles in society and deliver on their mandates in those roles. However, Kamala is just not the kind of woman you want to celebrate at the helm of America’s leadership – her presence in the presidency would spell doom for pre-born babies in the developing world.
Many people do not see this because they are blinded by the race and gender cards pulled by the Democrats while nominating her, which in this case is very wise of them. But we need to be cowed by what Harris stands for – she is a former leader of the leading pro- abortion organisation in the world, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
As Democrats stand for abortion and an anti-family agenda, they scored very highly in nominating someone who cares less about what others think about the right to life.
For the last couple of years since President Donald Trump was elected, pro-life champions have had a blissful time as the Trump administration has worked hard to ensure that pro-life policies are put in place to protect pre-born babies abroad. The Mexico City policy is such a one that has helped women, especially in Africa, by defunding organisations like IPPF.
Besides, the Trump administration has been in the forefront at the United Nations fighting for life and family. Pro-lifers have enjoyed freedom of expression at the UN and in their advocacy activities due to the American government’s stance under Trump.
Under President Barack Obama, Africa suffered immensely as his government spent billions of dollars to sponsor abortion and homosexuality. Due to the influence of the Obama administration, a number of gay associations sprouted in countries like Kenya, Swaziland and South Africa.
For the sake of pre-born babies in Africa and the entire world, I implore everyone who loves Africa to get down on their knees and pray for a Trump re-election; we cannot afford to have an enemy of the family unit leading America again. As far as I am concerned, there is nothing to celebrate about Harris’ nomination.
The writer is an advocacy expert and campaigns manager at CitizenGo Africa.