#KillingAfrica: End taxpayer funding for illegal abortion in Africa!

Petition to: Western Development Programmes

 

#KillingAfrica: End taxpayer funding for illegal abortion in Africa!

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#KillingAfrica: End taxpayer funding for illegal abortion in Africa!

UPDATE 27 Jan 2017: The UK government has responded to our petition! The Department of Health noted "considerable concern" about "non-compliance related both to practices in the clinics inspected and at a corporate level." They noted that breaches of care by MSI were "so serious" that they eventually led to suspension of funding in October 2016, but that funding had since been reinstated. Because of our petition, the Department of Health has agreed to re-inspect the clinics to determine whether MSI is compliant with UK law.

Of course, this is a good step... but it's not enough. We demand the immedate defunding of MSI. Be sure to sign the petition to keep the pressure on the UK government!

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UPDATE 23 Jan 2017: YES! Great news! The President of the United States Donald Trump has reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which defunds international abortion providers including Marie Stopes International! This is a victory! Let's keep the pressure on to ensure that all Western countries defund MSI!

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UPDATE 18 Jan 2017: Cardinal Napier of Durban, South Africa has signed the petition and urged his Twitter followers to do the same:

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A bombshell new report shows that Marie Stopes International (MSI) — the largest global abortion provider in the English-speaking world — is committing illegal abortions in Uganda and other African countries.

"There was no help [for women]," says Desire Kirabo, the former manager of an MSI clinic in Hoima, Uganda. "Their service was abortion."

In fact, Marie Stopes even admits that they perform illegal abortions: Paul Cornellisson, MSI Programme Director for South Africa, admitted to attendees at a conference in 2007 that "We do illegal abortions all over the world."  As recently as 2012, Zambia banned MSI from operating in its territory after the organization perpetrated over 500 illegal abortions there.

Kirabo recounts that the MSI clinic she worked at in Uganda committed abortions on underage young girls, failed to report rape and sexual violence, and disposed of the baby remains by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them into a pit latrine.

And who was paying for these abortions? Development programmes from Western countries!

    • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
    • United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID)
    • Australian Aid
    • Global Affairs Canada

Unbeknownst to Western taxpayers, their national development programmes are spending taxpayer dollars to fund illegal abortion in African countries. USAID is not even legally permitted to allow its funding to pay for abortions overseas because ofthe Helms Amendment, but Desire Kirabo reports that her MSI clinic hid evidence of their abortion practice when USAID inspectors came to visit!

Marie Stopes, the founder of MSI, was a radical eugenicist from the United Kingdom. Today, her organization continues to target non-Europeans for externimation by performing illegal abortions in Africa. It's no coincidence that of the 37 countries where MSI operates, 16 are African nations. 

Continuing to fund MSI is a form of Western cultural oppression and imperialism against the people of Africa, where abortion is overwhelmingly opposed. This must stop! Sign the petition urging Western development programmes to immediately defund MSI and to investigate its illegal abortion practices in Africa.

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Stop funding illegal abortions in Africa!

Addressed To: 

  • Linda Etim - USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa
  • Rt. Hon. Priti Patel - Secretary of State for U.K. Department for International Development
  • Hon. Sen. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells - Minister for International Development for Australian Aid
  • Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau - Minister of International Development for Global Affairs Canada

Dear honourable ministers,

Your aid programme funds Marie Stopes International (MSI), the largest abortion provider in the English-speaking world. It has come to our attention that MSI is performing abortions in African nations such as Uganda and Zambia that are illegal under those countries' domestic laws

Providing development funding for these illegal abortions may violate your nation's laws as well. For example, USAID is prohibited from funding abortion overseas. In any case, your country's taxpayers may be unaware that their tax dollars are being spent to fund abortion in other countries.

MSI was founded by a radical eugenicist, Marie Stopes, whose organization continues to target non-Europeans by performing illegal abortions in Africa. Continuing to fund MSI is a form of Western cultural oppression and imperialism against the people of Africa, where abortion is overwhelmingly opposed.

I urgently call upon your development programme to defund MSI and to immediately investigate their illegal abortion practices in Africa. Your support for MSI's interventionism in Africa is unwanted and unconscionable.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

#KillingAfrica: End taxpayer funding for illegal abortion in Africa!

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