Abortion has always been a controversial topic world wide, but the recent controversial statement made by the GO of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye, which says that even when the woman's life is at stake, abortion is ungodly and unbiblical is really a bitter pill to swallow considering the high rate of maternal mortality rate in Nigeria. He reportedly made this statement via his Special Assistant on Personnel and Administration, Pastor Johnson Odesola, at the monthly prayer and thanksgiving service organised for pregnant women at the RCCG National Headquarters in Ebutte-Metta, Lagos. He said:
"You can prevent pregnancy but once the egg and the sperm meet and is formed, anything that suggests that it should be terminated is against God’s word. The option of abortion is an option preferred by medical professionals but as Christians, we believe in miracles and that God is able to take away every problems. There is nothing God cannot do even if the life of the woman is at stake; pray for a divine intervention and God who created the universe knows what to do in any situation we find ourselves as we look up to him in faith.” pastor Odesola said on behalf of pastor Adeboye
Abortion is wrong morally and otherwise but I think if it will save the life of the mother, then it should be welcomed.