UN Sending Abortion Pills, Not Food, Water to Quake Victims
NEW YORK, Mar. 16, 01 (CWNews.com) - The UN Population Fund
(UNFPA) has replied to the tragedy of homelessness and
destruction caused by earthquakes in El Salvador by sending
abortion kits to the mainly Catholic country, according to
Steven Mosher of the Population Research Institute (PRI).
El Salvador was hit by two devastating earthquakes a month
apart in January and February, leaving about a third of the
country homeless and 1,159 people dead. About 70,000 are
without drinking water. But, Mosher said, the UNFPA's
response has been to send their standard "reproductive
health" kits to the country. "Leave it to UNFPA to offer a
traumatized woman an IUD rather than water, food, and
clothing for herself and her displaced family," he said.
"It seems that the UNFPA never misses an opportunity to try
to reduce the population of the Third World."
Mosher quoted Julia de Cardenal, president of the
pro-family group Si a la Vida, as calling the action
"demographic imperialism." He said, "Mrs. de Cardenal sees
UNFPA's offer of contraception (including the means for
sterilization) in their hour of need as demeaning and as
adding insult to injury."
Responding to the pressure of the developed world to accept
abortion and the contraceptive mentality, El Salvador
amended its constitution in 1999 to officially recognize
that life begins at the moment of conception, banning
abortion. While the UNFPA kits do not include equipment for
surgical abortions, they do contain a variety of
abortifacient pills and contraceptives.
March 18, 2001
volume 12, no. 77
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