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Samoa PM Tuilaepa speaks out on abortion and same sex marriage

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi. [SN file photo]]
Source: M.P.M.C. Press Secretary

Although not privy to a health report on HIV AIDS which contains recommendations for Samoa to legalize abortion and same sex marriage, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi did not mince words when he out rightly opposed the two recommendations.

Said the Prime Minister, “Government will never ever accept legalizing abortion for any purposes regardless.

“It is murder and similar to giving our women the license to kill.

“And that is absolutely against our religious Christian values, and beliefs. It’s also totally against our culture and our way of life.

“The same goes for same sex marriage. It will never be accepted by government because it undermines our tradition and our culture.

“Although I am not privy to the report containing these recommendations, it will not change the government stand point.

“I pray that this is the last time that these issues are brought to the government and my attention because it’s a useless waste of government stationary and time to acknowledge or even to respond to such suggestions.”

(Samoa News should point out that the Samoa prime minister is of the Catholic faith, which has consistently spoken out against same-sex marriages, abortions, as well as transgenders.)