KOCHI: The proposed amendment to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, which allows abortion until 24 weeks of pregnancy, reveals the anti-life policy of the State, observed a meeting of the Kerala Catholic Bishops Council Pro-life Committee (KCBC) here on Sunday.
“It has been scientifically proven that fetus is not just a biological matter but a human being. Therefor, abortion at any stage of pregnancy is evil and immoral. As a person, the fetus also has certain rights. The most important one is the right to be born. The government, which has the responsibility to protect the rights of children, is facilitating their termination. It may also be noted that this is happening in India, a country known for non-violence,” it was observed at the meeting.
The meeting was presided over by KCBC Pro-life Committee president Fr Jose Kottayil. KCBC deputy secretary Fr Varghese Vallikattu presented a paper. General secretary George F Xavier, animator Abraham Puthenkulam, secretary Yugesh Pulikkan, vice-president Louis Pallivathukkal, Dr Finto Francis, Sr Marcellus, Thomas Thannippara and KCBC Women’s Commission secretary Thara Joseph spoke.