Australian government pledges funding to support abortions in the Indo-Pacific region
The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop has just announced that the federal government will send $9.5 million to support the overseas operations of abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The move appears to be a knee-jerk reaction in response to last month’s Presidential Executive Order to reinstate the Mexico City Policy. The Mexico City Policy aims to stop American aid going to pro-abortion international organisations such as Planned Parenthood and their affiliates.
Australia now joins several other countries pledging financial aid in a so called, 'bail out' of Planned Parenthood and its affiliates globally.
Following the announcement, Minister Bishop stated: "the Australian government will continue our partnership with the International Planned Parenthood Federation to deliver the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program in Crisis and Post Crisis Settings (SPRINT) in the Indo-Pacific region." The government has pledged to provide this $9.5 million over three years to strengthen sexual and reproductive health rights in countries such as Fiji, Nepal and Vanuatu.
In the same announcement, Minister Bishop also pledged a further $9.5 million to research and development into measuring disadvantage along gender lines and multidimensional measures of poverty.
Smoke and mirrors, Minister, smoke and mirrors.
Professing gender equality and promoting economic prosperity cannot go hand-in-hand with supporting reproductive rights aka abortion. Abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood operate a business that is directly and intentionally ending the life of unborn babies, many of whom are young girls. These services do not offer women choices, only death.
For many babies, in fact, the three deadliest words are ‘it’s a girl.’ The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called ‘Gendercide’. Who will stand up for the basic human right to live, of these unborn baby girls?
Australians should absolutely be doing more to support women in our neighbouring Indo-Pacific region, but funding Planned Parenthood is not the answer.
Women deserve real choices when facing unplanned pregnancies.
Real supports including medical care for pregnant women, provision of safe birthing facilities, post-natal care, parenting skills education, educational services, housing, transportation, domestic abuse protection, and job training and placement would be a start. Services should journey with the mother through pregnancy and well into their child’s first year.
No woman facing crisis pregnancy should ever feel that abortion is her only option. Publicly funding Planned Parenthood, however, is not the answer to providing women support.
Planned Parenthood has been under increasing scrutiny since investigative videos produced by Live Action were released last year. These videos showed that Planned Parenthood clinics offer women only one option–abortion. Planned Parenthood clinics do not offer prenatal care and, in fact, individual clinics are required to meet certain quotas of abortions each month. These exposѐ further uncovered the extensive sale of body parts from aborted foetuses, showing Planned Parenthood's true colours as a money making facility that exploits women and unborn babies for financial gain.
Could this also be happening in Planned Parenthood affiliates here in Australia? This is not acceptable, women deserve better than this.
Across the globe, Planned Parenthood performs 1 abortion every 97 seconds. They would not be able to do this without pledged international taxpayer funding. We have the opportunity now to make a stand here and do something to stop this travesty for women and unborn children. Please sign this petition now and your name along with all the other signatures will be sent to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop calling for an immediate withdrawal of Australian taxpayer funding for abortions in the Indo-Pacific region.
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