Nelson Mandela – whatever good that may be ascribed to him – ushered in an abortion law that has resulted in the deaths of over a million of his fellow South Africans since the mid-1990s. That is not the mark of a great man.And it appears some bishops are also pointing out the problems with ignoring the ways in which Nelson Mandela harmed, rather then helped, his fellow countrymen. For instance, a Boston Globe story notes:
While the pope said that former president Nelson Mandela of South Africa, who died last week, will “inspire generations,” Tobin issued a statement declaring that appreciation of Mandela’s admirable qualities should be tempered by his “shameful” promotion of abortion in his country.Good for Bishop Tobin!
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