The Biden administration recently gave $5 million – out of the pockets of U.S. taxpayers – to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The contribution went specifically to UNFPA Supplies to provide contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs and “portable abortion devices” around the world.
The donation marked the first ever U.S. contribution to UNFPA Supplies and was announced following a meeting between U.S. State Department Deputy Secretary Wendy R. Sherman and UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem.
In a statement following the meeting, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said, “Deputy Secretary Sherman and Dr. Kanem discussed how empowering women and girls, including by promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, advances human rights, gender equality, and global health. They also discussed the importance of preventing sexual assault and sexual violence.”
“Deputy Secretary Sherman announced an inaugural U.S. contribution of $5 million to UNFPA Supplies, which will help ensure that modern contraceptives and lifesaving maternal health medicines reach women and adolescent girls who need access to family planning and safe delivery in countries affected by humanitarian emergencies,” Price added.
The UNFPA is a massive supplier of contraceptives worldwide and works with several partner entities, one of the largest of which is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. UNFPA Supplies’ 2020 annual report lists The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a donor, also disclosing that the foundation was planning a donation for 2021.
In 2017, The Gates Foundation committed to give $375 million in support of Family Planning 2020 – “a global public-private partnership working to provide an additional 120 million women and girls with access to effective contraception by 2020.”
UNFPA Supplies provides access to contraception by working ostensibly to prevent “unintended pregnancies” and “unsafe abortions.” It carries out an antilife crusade under the guise of protecting life.
But Dr. Janet Smith, a professor of moral theology, points out the flaw in the logic that the widespread availability of contraception prevents abortions.
“Most abortions are the result of unwanted pregnancies, most unwanted pregnancies are the result of sexual relationships outside of marriage, and most sexual relationships outside of marriage are facilitated by the availability of contraception. To turn this ‘progression’ around: contraception leads to more extra-marital sexual intercourse, more extra-marital sexual intercourse leads to more unwanted pregnancies; more unwanted pregnancies lead to more abortions.”
In 2020 alone, according to UNFPA Supplies’ annual report, the organization “provided supplies worth 48.7 million contraceptive years of protection.”
These supplies included a range of contraceptive methods, including female condoms, male condoms, male and female sterilization procedures, implants, oral contraceptive pills, emergency contraceptive pills, injectables and IUDs.
According to analysis of the $5 million State Department donation, provided by the Center for Family & Human Rights (C-FAM), UNFPA Supplies also distributes a “portable abortion device called the manual vacuum aspirator (MVA) kits and the abortion-inducing drugs misoprostol and mifepristone, both separately and in a combined pack. MVAs are a device that uses suction to evacuate the uterus, frequently used in early-term abortions.”
Mifepristone and misoprostol are two drugs that are commonly used together as the “abortion pill” – which causes a pregnant woman to miscarry her preborn baby.
C-FAM notes that “there is no doubt that [the $5 million contribution] will in effect export abortion around the world.”
In John 10:10, Jesus teaches that the thief comes to “steal and kill and destroy” (emphasis added). But Christ, God made flesh, has come that we “may have life and have it abundantly” (emphasis added).
Indeed, each human being bears the imago dei, that is, the image of God. And every person reflects and images the uniqueness and creativity of the Creator.
So, what could be a greater attack on the Creator than the work to eliminate life itself?
In the spiritual economy, each new human soul is a collaborative work between God and mankind. In creating new life, man and woman participate in the procreative work of God.
God gives life. Satan deals out death.
From a Christian perspective, it’s impossible to see the work that The Gates Foundation and the UNFPA do as anything other than a manifestation of the Evil One’s institutional and systemic effort to sterilize the world.
And it’s lamentable that U.S. taxpayer dollars are funding the elimination of the imago dei – the very reflection of God Himself seen in the face of each human person.
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