Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

8/7/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Services will include contraceptives, some of which are abortifacient

Eight African countries are now on the list to receive funds from the UN, allegedly to "manage growth" of their populations. This is a euphemism, used to cover the promotion of abortion and contraception.

Unfortunately, family planning usually means pills and abortions.

Unfortunately, family planning usually means pills and abortions.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/7/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: family planning, Africa, contraceptives, abortion


NEW YORK, NY (Catholic Online) - In an announcement made last Friday, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFP) said it will provide funds to eight African countries to improve access to what it calls reproductive health services for women and girls.

That means, the promotion of abortion and contraception. In their annual reports they now routinely refer to contraception as a "human right". Ironically, they do not recognize the first right, the Right to life of a child in the womb.  

The countries listed are: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Tanzania.The fund will provide money for what this organization calls education and family planning - that means contraceptives. The fund says it is dedicated to "voluntary family planning" and also says it is dedicated to the "prevention of abortion."

Of course, the lies often behind this claim have been exposed repeatedly by organizations which defend the fundamental human right to life of children in the womb. The UNFPF walks in lock step with Planned Parenthood. One has only to read thir annual reports to see they are rooted in the same Anti-Life ideology. They embrace the language and the ideology of the culture of death and use.

While authentic educational programs concerning reproduction and life friendly means of planning for a family would be desireable, the fact is there is a political, cultural and social agenda behind much of what this organization does.
According to the UNFPA, there are 222 million women "who would like to avoid or delay a pregnancy."

What is key is that women are respected and pregancny is presented as a gift and not a disease. Also, that planning a family is seen in the proper context and not reduced to a problem used to present an ideology which is anti-life and anti- woman. not equated with ataught family planning methods that do not interfere with natural processes that are inherent to humanity. The well-being of all is best influenced by promotion of a life-affirming culture rather than a culture of death that is dependent on ingesting chemicals which can promote abortions. .

Pumping children full of chemicals, and perpetuating the false dichotomy between family planning and responsible motherhood and fatherhood is both dangerous and costly. Instead of abortions, agencies both national and international, should strive to assist girls and women in true education, especially after pregnancy, as well as family friendly assistance which is aimed at helping them to break the cycle of poverty.

Evidence suggests that better educated women contribute much more to economies and plan families better than those lacking education. All of this is possible using existing monies, educational infrastructure, and natural family planning methods. We need to promote a culture of life and solidarity - not a culture of death, use and abuse.

Money spent on contraceptive devices, abortions and sterilizations promotes everything which is contrary to true "reproductive rights". They could better be used to help to run schools and teach people, both male and female, how to make better decisions about reproductive activity, encourage abstinence, promote monogamour marriage, reduce the incidence of HIV infection, and encourage people to be more responsible and productive.

As a nation, we should promote family life and encourage responsible parenting, not undermine them both while using words which sound lofty but can end up promoting evil. 

Ultimately, a decision must be made to either promote false solutions which do not help - and can be deadly - or truly begin to deal with the underlying causes. The world needs more education, more compassion, and not abortion and contraception.

The UN plans to extend the program to other countries if it is what they deem to be "successful." Watch out for the use of such words by organizations like UNFP, they can be dangerous.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for March 2015
Universal:
Scientists: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More Africa

Obianuju Ekeocha Files Special Report From Nigeria: Protecting God's Gifts of Life and Family Watch

Image of Obianuju Ekeocha is an African woman, living and working in the United Kingdom as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist. She is also the founder of Culture of Life Africa, an initiative dedicated to the promotion of a Culture of Life in Africa  through the dissemination of good information, sensitization and education. She has written several articles including the

By Ms Obianuju Ekeocha and Most Reverend Emmanuel Badejo

In response to the encroaching Culture of Death, the increasing violation of the sanctity of human life around the world, and in line with Pope Francis' call for the need to sustain and support marriage and family life, the Catholic Bishops, priests, religious ... continue reading


Diabolical new ISIS video shows two groups of Christians brutally executed Watch

Image of The video depicts two groups of men, one in orange jumpsuits and the other in black, being killed at different locations in Libya.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In a malefic new Islamist State video, two separate groups of Christians are seen being led bound before being executed. The victims are thought to be Ethiopian Christians killed in Libya. The terror network's media arm, al-Furqan Media video is entitled "Until ... continue reading


Islamic State may have trouble infiltrating Morocco. Six jihadists detained for plotting terrorist attacks Watch

Image of A U.S. Marine and a Moroccan army soldier train together, part of a growing number of programs where Western militaries conduct drills with African nations in order to help them combat Islamic jihadists.

By Kaci Racelma (Catholic Online)

At least six members of a terrorist cell that had ties to the Islamic State were arrested in Morocco, Moroccan authorities announced on Monday. ALGIERS, ALGERIA (Catholic Online) - This cell was planing attacks on behalf of the Islamic State, and apparently had ... continue reading


Archaeologists amazingly uncover potential oldest tools in the world Watch

Image of

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The oldest tools known to man was created about to 3.4 million years ago. Recent findings stated that the tools found at the archaeological site, Lomekwi 3, in Kenya are even older than the tools believed to be the oldest, about 2.6 years older. The findings were ... continue reading


At least 2,000 girls and women kidnapped by Boko Haram for illicit purposes Watch

Image of Protesters in front of the Nigerian Embassy in Washington hold signs during a march in support of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

By Emma Farge and Alex Whiting, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Boko Haram Islamic militants have kidnapped at least 2,000 girls and women since the start of last year, turning them into cooks, sex slaves and fighters, and sometimes killing those who refused to comply, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. DAKAR/LONDON ... continue reading


#BringBackOurGirls: One year since the massive Boko Haram kidnapping and 219 Chibok schoolgirls are still missing Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

On April 14, 2014, 276 schoolgirls were horrifically kidnapped from Government Secondary School in Chibok by Boko Haram. Exactly one year later, the whereabouts of 219 of those young girls remains unknown. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Since Boko Haram severely ... continue reading


Satellite images show Boko Haram's horrible handiwork as town wiped from Earth Watch

Image of Since the start of 2014, there has been at least 300 raids and attacks carried out by Boko Haram against civilians.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Satellite images reveal the horrible handiwork of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram. The armed militants wiped Bama, a city in northern Nigeria from the face of the Earth. Stories are emerging of women and elderly persons being burned alive in their own ... continue reading


ISIS hacks popular French television network Watch

Image of French television network TV5 Monde has been hacked by a group claiming ISIS affiliation.

By Kaci Racelma (Catholic Online)

The Islamic State's grip on the world is strengthening more and more. This terrorist nebula that began by attacking cities and innocent people in the Middle East and North Africa has acquired enough ability to expand further. The engineers ISIS draws from North Africa ... continue reading


Islamic extremism continues to raid Tunisia with deadly ambushes Watch

Image of

By Kaci Racelma (Catholic Online)

The war against terrorism initiated by the Tunisian authorities does not seem to be ending soon. The country's security services lack experience in this war against an invisible enemy and are struggling to ensure security in the whole territory. ALGIERS, ALGERIA ... continue reading


Obama's excessive drone strikes in Somalia intensifies hate against Christians and the U.S. Watch

Image of President Obama and White House officials are defending the United States'

By Abigail James (News Consortium)

President Obama and White House officials are defending the United States' "low-investment, light-footprint approach to counterterrorism." As war and death plague places like Somalia and Yemen every day, President Obama continues to issue airstrikes with drones. LOS ... continue reading


All Africa News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Psalm, Psalms 117:1, 2
1 Meanwhile Saul was still breathing threats to ... Read More

Gospel, John 6:52-59
52 Then the Jews started arguing among themselves, ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for April 24th, 2015 Image

St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
April 24: Franciscan Capuchin martyr. He was born Mark Rey is Sigmaringen, ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter