Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has honoured Dr Gill Greer by making her a Commander of the British Empire [CBE]. The award was made to Dr Greer in the British New Year honours list for her international work of promoting the sexual health of women and girls. Dr Greer was previously the Director General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF] for six years, which operates in 180 countries. Dr Greer was prior to that appointment, the Executive Director of the New Zealand Family Planning Association for eight years. The government of Helen Clarke was instrumental in Dr Greer being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005
Right to Life is disappointed that this high honour has been bestowed on Dr Greer by the British government. It is inappropriate to honour Dr Greer who has presided over the largest abortion enterprise in the world which aggressively and relentlessly promotes a culture of death. In 2009 affiliates of the IPPF worldwide killed 1,411,494 innocent and defenceless unborn children by abortion. This is a violation of the human rights of unborn children and is a crime against humanity. The Federation had an income of US $33 million.
The award is giving public approval to the work of the IPPF in promoting the killing of innocent unborn children worldwide in 180 countries. IPPF is racist and promotes eugenics. Planned Parenthood in the United States was founded by Margaret Sanger who sought to reduce the Negro population by promoting abortion, sterilisation and contraception. She believed that only the fit had a right to be born and promoted the sterilisation of those she termed “the feeble minded”.
The IPPF promotes itself as the champion of women and their children. It is certainly neither. It claims to promote the human rights of women by advocating contraception and abortion as a human right and an integral part of reproductive health. Behind the charade of women’s advocacy is an agenda that is both anti-life and anti-women. IPPF does not provide a service to the international community; it is destructive to families, promotes a hedonistic and pagan view of human sexuality and promotes sexual perversions. It seduces our youth by promoting promiscuity and believes that the killing of unborn children is a legitimate part of reproductive health and necessary as a backup for so called failed contraceptives.
The IPPF supports abortion on demand, the decriminalisation of abortion, same sex marriage and is also supportive of China’s brutal one child policy which includes forced abortions, infanticide and sterilisations.
The IPPF exerts intense pressure with assistance from the United Nations on nations in Africa and Latin America to remove laws protecting the right to life of unborn children on the pretext of providing “safe abortions”. If the IPPF were really concerned about reducing maternal mortality it would promote better health services for women in pregnancy and child birth. The IPPF vehemently promotes the lie that the killing of the unborn child is a “women’s right to choose”. The Federation is equally vehemently opposed to the right of doctors to choose on conscience grounds to refuse to assist or perform abortions.
That the British Government has seen fit to bestow upon Dr Greer such an award, is at best inappropriate and at worst it promotes and rewards those who are involved in promoting the killing of unborn children. This is not acceptable.
Dr Greer has returned to New Zealand. She supports the decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand and will doubtless exercise her energies to endeavour to achieve this objective. Her presence here therefore poses a serious threat to the lives of unborn children and to the health and wellbeing of women.
Right to Life New Zealand Inc,