International Planned Parenthood To Increase Abortions in Africa by 82%

Posted on | January 17, 2012 by Lisa Correnti |

CNS news reported yesterday that according to International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) strategic plan they will increase abortions in Africa by 82% from 2012 through 2015.

From the CNS story:

The number is in Figure 2, the “performance framework” of the plan (page 7), under “performance milestones/benchmarks” and notes its expectation of an “82 percent increase in abortion services: 212,021 services by 2013, and 273,656 by 2015.”

According to Figure 2 in the strategic plan (on page 7), increases in “New Family Planning Users” is listed separately and states an expected 68 percent increase in “new users” of family planning by 2015 and a 64 percent increase in the “volume” of family planning services.

Also, in Table 1 – “Key result areas, outcomes, outputs and selected indicators, IPPFAR strategic plan 2010-2015” —  “safe abortion” is a separate “key result area.”  This information is also repeated under “performance benchmarks”: “82 percent in safe abortion-related services (2009 as baseline).”

Last month President Obama signed the “megabus” spending package for fiscal year 2012 which will include funding for the State Department and foreign operations international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs and will allocate $610 million in bilateral and multilateral FP/RH funding. The bill did not include the Mexico City policy. Though the money cannot be used to perform abortions, the money can flow to international groups that advocate for and provide abortion – IPPF will be among them.




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