Western elitists think Africa has a problem: too many children.

BILLIONS of dollars are flowing to the continent with the express purpose of reducing the continent's population through contraception and abortion.

It's a condescending attempt to recolonize Africa by replacing a culture that treasures children with one that prioritizes secular values.

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we talk with Culture of Life Africa Founder & President Obianuju Ekeocha about why citizens in Western countries should care about their governments' cynical attempts to promote population control in Africa.

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Fortunately, Christians across the continent are rejecting the West's attempt to impose abortion and contraception. From South Africa to the Ivory Coast, 40 Days for Life vigils are helping to keep Africa pro-life.

Kitwe, Zambia

Abortion is illegal in Zambia, but Kitwe leader Iness said it's still taking place--in abortion facilities as well as in homes.

"We gather to pray every day during our campaign for 12 hours," she said.

It's working, as the campaign has saved numerous babies over the years.

Jos, Nigeria

“The campaign is going on beautifully," reported Maureen, the leader in Jos.

"Two lives have been saved so far. The community is feeling our impact and is happy we are praying and speaking against abortion."

Masaka, Uganda

Abortion is rampant--especially among young women--in Masaka. The community is also plagued by the AIDS epidemic.

To combat these two crises, Buyinza, the local campaign leader, has made community outreach and chastity education a focus of his campaign.

The dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne.

— Revelation 12:4-5 3

O God, from generation to generation, you have called your people to be the very aroma of life amidst a culture of death. Now it is our turn. Prepare me. Send me. Use me. I am eager to do my part. Stir your people everywhere to take up this great work.

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Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.