Published On: Fri, Feb 17th, 2017

Australia’s Julie Bishop pledges $9.5 million for Planned Parenthood

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced that the government would send $9.5 million to support the overseas operations of Planned Parenthood, the massive abortion provider.

“Today I announce 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,” Bishop said.

“The government will provide $9.5 million over three years to the SPRINT program to strengthen sexual and reproductive health, rights and support during humanitarian crises.

Planned Parenthood supporters at protest 2011 photo/S. MiRK via wikimedia commons

“Today’s funding announcement brings our total contribution to the program to $26.3 million since 2007. Through SPRINT, Australia and the International Planned Parenthood Federation have helped over 890,000 people access sexual and reproductive health services in crisis-affected places, including in response to recent disasters in Fiji, Nepal and Vanuatu.”

In a separate statement, Bishop affirmed that the Australian government does not support or fund sex-selective abortion and said it’s working to reduce the prevalence of this practice.

“It’s the right thing to do, as a matter of principle,” Bishop told a conference in Canberra.

Australian Christian Lobby spokesperson Wendy Francis said the move appeared to be in response to Labor’s urging of the government to fill a funding gap created by President Trump’s withdrawal of American tax payer money going to pro-abortion organizations and their affiliates.

“Australian taxpayers’ money should not be funding the abortion of the children of women in countries where they don’t even have proper birthing facilities,” Francis said. “The greatest risk to women’s maternal health in the developing world is a lack of access to clean birthing facilities, not lack of access to abortion.

“Our aid money should not be used to fund sex-selection abortions, something practiced in many cultures where this money is going.

“This sort of public policy makes the Coalition unattractive to Christian voters who want our nation to be generous with our aid budget, but do not want it used to fund the killing of unborn babies in poor countries.”

Neither spokesperson addressed the allegations that Planned Parenthood turns patients not seeking an abortion 95% of the time, read more HERE


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