The Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi has declared that he's opposed to abortion.
He says the health of the pregnant woman or the humiliation of a family cannot override a baby's right to life.
The Prime Minister made the statement in a letter to the Minister of the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development, which was copied to all other cabinet ministers and the heads of government departments.
Tuilaepa says aborting a baby in a country whose Government is founded on Christian beliefs is inappropriate.
He says the majority believe abortion is a serious offence - it is murder.
At present abortion is legal in Samoa if pregnancy threatens the life of the mother.