International Family Planning Funding

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An international organization specialized in family planning will finally get a grant from the Harper government after submitting a request for funding for activities held only in countries where abortion is prohibited.

According to CBC, the Minister of International Cooperation Bev Oda has authorized a grant of $ 6 million over three years to the International Planned Parentood Federation (IPPF) for various sex education and contraceptive promotion activities.

These activities will be conducted in five countries where abortions are illegal except in cases where the mother's life is in danger, or in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mali, Sudan and Tanzania.

IPPF, which normally provides a range of services related to voluntary birth control, including abortions and training for those who want to practice, had not received the grant of $ 18 million for three years requested in 2009.

The Ministry of International Cooperation has not confirmed this grant, the organization had requested in 2010.

In April, the Minister Bev Oda stated that IPPF receive a "grant if it submitted a request within the parameters decided by the Government at the initiative of the G8 Summit in Muskoka. "

The government's plan for maternal health in developing countries had specifically raised the controversy before the G8 summit in June 2010 because he refused to fund abortion services.

This decision was even drawn the ire of the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who said: "There is no maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning as well as safe and legal access to abortion. "

During the last election campaign, a Saskatchewan residents Conservative MP Brad Trost, had told an anti-abortion organization in the province that their pressure had helped to deprive the IPPF funding.

When asked why he was doing so, he replied, "because they are for abortion."

The former spokesman Dimitri Soudas, Prime Minister Harper was also said at the time that the government was willing to work with organizations such as IPPF whose efforts were part of the government's criteria.

When asked if abortion services were part of the criteria, Soudas replied: "No".

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2004-10-22 16:35:05 by kenzo3

Kerry vs. Bush position on women and choice

Just in case you are a woman or someone who cares about the rights of women:
BUSH:
Reinstated a ban on international family planning funding for any organization that even discusses abortion. (1/2001)
Restricted federal funding for new, lifesaving stem cell research. (2001)
Signed the first-ever federal law criminalizing abortion, with no protection for women's health. (11/2003)
Devoted $273 million taxpayer dollars to unproven, unscientific abstinence-only sex education. (2004)
Has nominated 13 justices to the federal court whose records demonstrate
REMEMBER: THEY HAVE ABORTIONS WHENEVER THEY WANT, THEY JUST DON'T WANT ANYONE _ELSE_ TO HAVE CHOICE. WE ALL KNOW THE WORD FOR THAT...

2008-06-11 18:49:35 by newdemocrat

John McCain is one of only

A few Senators to earn a Zero percent lifetime rating from Planned Parenthood’s Action Fund, and he only scored that high because the organization doesn’t have a lower rating…. Let’s look at his record:
He voted against requiring health care plans to cover birth control (3/22/03).
He voted against comprehensive, medically accurate sex education (7/25/06).
He voted against international family planning funding (3/14/96).
He voted against funding to prevent teen and unintended pregnancies (3/17/05).
He voted against public education for emergency contraception (3/17/05)

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