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UNICEF Supports Abortion!

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by dianetavegia, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. dianetavegia

    dianetavegia Guest

    New Report Details UNICEF Support for Abortion, Radical Politics Aug. 19, 2003

    A massive new study just released by the New York-based International Organizations Research Group (IORG) reports in great detail the gradual
    change of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) from a child survival agency to one that promotes aspects of radical feminism. The study charges that UNICEF also promotes abortion. UNICEF has already blasted the report saying it represents "a vendetta," even though IORG's
    parent organization, the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, has been a vocal supporter of the agency for some time.

    Called "UNICEF: Women or Children First?", the report details how UNICEF has participated in the formulation of UN documents and internal working
    papers with other UN agencies that explicitly support and promote abortion. In 1997 the UN released a handbook for emergency workers in
    refugee situations that urges the use of abortion-causing "emergency contraception" and also the use of the a portable device called the manual
    vacuum aspirator that can be used for performing abortions in refugee tents.

    UNICEF is also a financial supporter of a South African non-governmental organization, loveLife (sic) that actively promotes abortion to its mostly underage audience. The loveLife website directs its teenage audience to the abortion provider Marie Stopes International and goes on to say that no one, including parents, can stop a teenager from getting an abortion. LoveLife also encourages experimental sexual practices including

    The report asserts that UNICEF began to lose its principle focus on child survival many years ago in an attempt to gain support from the radical
    feminist community. In certain radical feminist circles UNICEF was considered the enemy because of its focus on children and on women as caregivers to children. Now the agency believes that children will never be truly free from disease and hunger until women receive their full range of rights as defined by the ethos of radical feminism.

    Trouble began publicly to brew for UNICEF when in 1996 the Vatican withdrew its largely symbolic annual contribution to UNICEF. It did so
    because Vatican officials came to believe that UNICEF was supporting abortion. UNICEF has attempted since that time to convince the Vatican to resume funding. Resumed funding from the Vatican would do much to still the growing controversy over the agencies new direction. The Vatican has made no plans to resume funding UNICEF and the IORG report will likely contribute to the freeze between the Vatican and UNICEF.

    C-FAM has called for an international campaign of citizens and political leaders to bring UNICEF back to its main mission, which is child survival.
    "UNICEF has been too important to lose to this radical ideology," said C-FAM Vice-President Douglas A. Sylva, who is also author of the new
    report. "UNICEF has a reputation to protect and lots of employees who want it to return to its original mission. We have heard from many of them."

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  2. Circuitrider

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    Aug 22, 2000
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    We should not be surprized by anything coming out of the UN. :eek: UNICEF has been suspect for many years, and many Christians have refused to participate in their efforts for over 25 years.
    However, your information just provides another reminder of the importance of being informed. [​IMG] Some new believers and even conservative unbelievers may not know this info. ;)

    Be warned and beware!!
  3. bobfrgsn

    bobfrgsn New Member

    Mar 22, 2003
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    There is much more to the good work of UNICEF than Diane's article would indicate. I agree ... inform yourself and then thank God for this wonderful organization. Right wing Xtn's should not believe everything that comes along ...

    Check out this link: http://www.unicef.org/
  4. Artimaeus

    Artimaeus Active Member

    Nov 30, 2002
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    This is what UNICEF says:

    "As a matter of policy, approved by its Executive Board, UNICEF does not advocate any particular method of family planning, believing this to be a matter best decided by people themselves in accordance with their needs, values and preferences. As a matter of practice, UNICEF does not provide contraceptive supplies. UNICEF has never provided support for abortion and it continues to be the long-standing UNICEF policy not to support abortion as a method of family planning.

    I went to the site and did a search on "abortion" and found a lot of negative statements about "unsafe" abortions and "sex-selective" abortions and the use of abortion for family planning. I DID NOT find however, any statement acknowledging that abortion is the taking of a human life and therefore the unborn are children to be protected.

    The view that I now hold is not extreme. It is a simple statement that the unborn child is a human being and deserves all the protection that every human being deserves. I have not changed my mind since it was the mainstream view so, my question is, "just WHO became extreme?"
  5. Mike McK

    Mike McK New Member

    Sep 14, 2001
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    I remember being made to collect money for Unicef as a kid.

    Now, I'd never give money to a UN group.