Media Release 28th July 2016
The International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF] proudly boasted, that in 2015, its affiliates had performed 964,325 abortions in the 170 countries in which it operates. This is an appalling violation of the human rights of unborn children and is violence inflicted on women. In 2014 the New Zealand government gave the IPPF $5 million to fund its activities for two years. The New Zealand Family Planning Association is a loyal affiliate of the IPPF. Right to Life asks why is our government using our taxes to fund an organization that is engaged in the killing and the promotion of the killing of innocent unborn children worldwide? The IPPF weaves a seductive web that entraps many victims into believing that the killing of their unborn children through abortion is the solution to their problems.
Right to Life supports the intense efforts being made in the legislatures of 24 States within the United States to defund Planned Parenthood. This follows a Congressional Select Committee that had found evidence of babies being born alive and harvested for body parts.
In 2015, Member Associations and collaborative partners in 48 countries contributed to 82 legal and policy changes that support or defend sexual and reproductive health and rights. At the regional and global levels, IPPF’s advocacy contributed to 22 policy changes. The ‘highlight’ of its advocacy achievements was the inclusion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and reproductive rights in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Right to Life is committed to continue lobbying government to cease funding both the IPPF and New Zealand Family Planning.
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