Media Release December 7th 2013
The New Zealand Family Planning Association is an affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF]. The Federation is at the forefront of promoting a worldwide culture of death with contraception, sterilisation and abortion. Family Planning is both the enemy of the unborn and of women. Family Planning is also the enemy of the family. It is imperative that Family Planning is exposed for the great damage it is inflicting on our society. New Zealand it is time to wake up!
It (NZFPA), wants five year olds to know what a condom is. We are now depriving very young children of their innocence and initiating them into the web of sexualisation that permeates our society.
Family Planning proclaims that they support the right of women to choose. This is a lie. The China Family Planning Association is a member of the IPPF. The IPPF supports China’s one child family planning policy with forced abortions, sterilisations and imprisonment for those who dare violate this policy. The IPPF website supports the one child policy. The IPPF is thus complicit in the massive human rights abuses inflicted on the Chinese people.
Dr Gill Greer, formerly the Executive Director of the New Zealand Family Planning Association and the previous Director General of the IPPF, in 2009 in an interview with Xinhua News Agency, praised China’s one child family policies saying that the policy helped China’s economy and alleviated problems of overpopulation. In 2005 Dr Greer was honoured by the Labour government with the award, Commander of the British Empire “for services to international health and women’s rights.”
Family Planning is the enemy of women. Family Planning supports the right of women to choose an abortion because of sex selection. There are thirty-seven million women missing in China because male children were preferred. This is gendercide and an appalling violation of human rights.
Family Planning is the enemy of the unborn. The Association included in its submission in 2012 to the Parliamentary Select Committee for Health, that it was opposed to recognising the unborn child as a person and a human being endowed with human rights “as this would erode women’s access to abortion.” We will repeat that. In a nutshell, women’s access to abortion is more important than the right of the unborn child to live. Family Planning is campaigning for our government to decriminalise abortion so that it is no longer a crime to kill a child in the womb. Family Planning is now killing children in the womb at its clinic in Tauranga and is planning to seek abortion licences for its other 29 clinics. Is there not enough death? Over 15,000 unborn New Zealanders were killed in their mothers wombs in 2012.
Family Planning is the enemy of the family. It provides contraception to teenagers without the knowledge or consent of parents. It smuggles girls out of school for an abortion without the knowledge or consent of parents. The Association is lobbying government to provide more free contraceptives to our children and teenagers.
Family Planning is promoting compulsory sex education for all children from the age of five. It wants five year olds to know what a condom is. We are now depriving very young children of their innocence and initiating them into the web of sexualisation that permeates our society.
The Association is opposed to schools having the right to protect their children by opting out of the programme. It is also opposed to parents having the right to take their children out of these programmes. The Association refuses to accept that parents not the State hold primary responsibility for teaching their children.
Parents should be outraged at the plans that FPA has for our children.
Family Planning continues to promote abortion as a human right upheld by Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Discrimination against Women [CEDAW]; it uses CEDAW to accuse the New Zealand government of violating the human rights of women. There is no human right to kill a defenceless child in the womb recognised in any UN Convention. Family Planning believes that if they repeat this monstrous lie often enough people will believe it; Just as people believed the lies told to them that the unborn child was ‘the products of conception’.
The Association is making a submission to the Universal Periodic Review to be heard in 2014 by the United Nations Human Rights Council. The submission berates the government for the violation of the human rights of women and girls to access safe and legal abortion. It is scandalous that this organisation which is doing so much damage in our community should be receiving more than $12 million in government funding each year. It is also scandalous that the IPPF receives $2 million in government funding to promote a culture of death worldwide and to inflict it on our Pacific neighbours.
It really is time for New Zealand to wake up to the damage that this organisation is doing in our community.