Stop UK Payer Funding of Abortion Worldwide

Petition to: Liz Truss MP (Secretary of State for Foreign - Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

 

Stop UK Payer Funding of Abortion Worldwide

Stop UK Payer Funding of Abortion Worldwide

0100
  9
 
9 have signed. Let's get to 100!

The latest figures reveal an eye watering £352 million spent by UK Government to subsidise international abortion giants. Thanks to a Parliamentary Question, raised by the brave pro-life MP, Scott Benton, the UK Government admitted that between 2016 and 2020 they had allocated £256 million to Marie Stopes International (MSI), and £96 million to International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF), both infamous abortion giants.

The latest polling, completed by Comres, revealed that 65% of British people objected to public money funding abortions overseas.

Western nations and NGOs have a shameful history of abortion imperialism, pushing abortion on developing nations in recent years under the guise of so-called ‘essential’ healthcare.

At a time when the world is reeling from disease and war, such funding that serves only to destroy more innocent lives is wholly out of touch with public sentiment.

This petition has been created by a citizen or association not affiliated with CitizenGO. CitizenGO is not responsible for its contents.
0100
  9
 
9 have signed. Let's get to 100!

Complete your signature

Sign this petition now!

 
Please enter your email
Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your country
Please enter your postcode
Please select an option:
We process your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Petition to: Liz Truss MP (Secretary of State for Foreign - Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

Stop UK Payer Funding of Abortion Worldwide

We the undersigned call on the Foreign Secretary to stop funding and promoting abortion around the world, mainly in Africa. This is a form of neo-colonialism that must stop.

It is deplorable that wealthy Western nations deem it appropriate to spend millions of pounds on pushing abortion into some of the world’s poorest regions, instead of supplying basic humanitarian and genuine health aid to assist and ease human suffering.

Not only has the Government been giving millions of pounds to abortion providers, it has been doing so at the expense of genuine maternal healthcare. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (Icai) slammed DFID (the former Government department responsible for overseas aid) for focusing on family planning at the expense of maternal health, and questioned the claims made about lives saved. Most damningly, the report says: "most maternal deaths result from intentional pregnancies, rather than accidental ones, and are therefore not prevented by access to contraception...We find that DFID did not pursue the strengthening of health systems to provide quality maternal care with the same intensity as it did for family planning, nor did it do enough to address the barriers that the poorest women face in accessing health services."

Britain must direct funds away from destroying innocent lives and families in these developing regions.

The two largest abortion providers in the world must not be trusted. IPPF was given £132 million from the aid budget when investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct and corruption at the abortion giant were ongoing. In 2016, the Care Quality Commission inspectors found conditions at Marie Stopes clinics in the UK so bad it was forced to suspend abortion services. In Africa, the Governments of Kenya, Niger and Zambia have taken action against Marie Stopes for performing illegal abortions. Despite all this, Marie Stopes’ annual reports show that the UK is one of the organisation’s biggest donors.

£352 million is quite simply a disgusting use of public money and must be diverted to promote genuine health care and alleviate human suffering, not promote it.

[Your Name]

Petition to: Liz Truss MP (Secretary of State for Foreign - Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

Stop UK Payer Funding of Abortion Worldwide

We the undersigned call on the Foreign Secretary to stop funding and promoting abortion around the world, mainly in Africa. This is a form of neo-colonialism that must stop.

It is deplorable that wealthy Western nations deem it appropriate to spend millions of pounds on pushing abortion into some of the world’s poorest regions, instead of supplying basic humanitarian and genuine health aid to assist and ease human suffering.

Not only has the Government been giving millions of pounds to abortion providers, it has been doing so at the expense of genuine maternal healthcare. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (Icai) slammed DFID (the former Government department responsible for overseas aid) for focusing on family planning at the expense of maternal health, and questioned the claims made about lives saved. Most damningly, the report says: "most maternal deaths result from intentional pregnancies, rather than accidental ones, and are therefore not prevented by access to contraception...We find that DFID did not pursue the strengthening of health systems to provide quality maternal care with the same intensity as it did for family planning, nor did it do enough to address the barriers that the poorest women face in accessing health services."

Britain must direct funds away from destroying innocent lives and families in these developing regions.

The two largest abortion providers in the world must not be trusted. IPPF was given £132 million from the aid budget when investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct and corruption at the abortion giant were ongoing. In 2016, the Care Quality Commission inspectors found conditions at Marie Stopes clinics in the UK so bad it was forced to suspend abortion services. In Africa, the Governments of Kenya, Niger and Zambia have taken action against Marie Stopes for performing illegal abortions. Despite all this, Marie Stopes’ annual reports show that the UK is one of the organisation’s biggest donors.

£352 million is quite simply a disgusting use of public money and must be diverted to promote genuine health care and alleviate human suffering, not promote it.

[Your Name]