Media release 18th Feb 2017
Right to Life Requests that Government Refuse Further Funding of International Planned Parenthood
We believe there is an urgent need for our government to refuse to fund the International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF]. The IPPF is seeking to make up for the $400 million in funding that has been withheld by President Trump following the reintroduction of the Mexico City Policy. This policy was first introduced by President Regan in 1984 and had been later revoked by President Obama. The New Zealand Family Planning Association is a very loyal affiliate of the IPPF. The Federation is the greatest threat the world faces to the health of women and to the lives of the defenceless unborn. In 2015 the IPPF claimed to have killed worldwide 964,325 defenceless unborn in their mother’s womb. The IPPF act as though pregnancy is a disease and that the solution to poverty is to kill the children of the poor.
Right to Life is very concerned that Julie Bishop Australia’s Foreign Minister announced last week that Australia was to give the abortion giant IPPF, $9.5 million to continue with its controversial promotion of abortion and its war on women. Please let us not follow our neighbour down the dark corridor of promoting a culture of death.