AFRICA, January 25, 2012 ( – To “improve the quality of life of individuals,” the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) strategic plan for Africa in the next three years includes an “82% increase in abortion services.” By 2013, the African region of IPPF plans to perform 212,021 abortion services, and by 2015, they want that number to increase to 273,656.

The IPPF 2010 Strategic Plan calls for “increased access” to “abortion services” for African women.

Paul Bell, senior communication officer with IPPF based in the United Kingdom, told CNSNews’ Penny Starr that “IPPF does not seek to ‘increase’ the number of abortions,” arguing that on a global level, IPPF’s abortion services “account for less than 2% of our overall work.”

However, Rita Diller, National Director for American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood International told LifeSiteNews that IPPF’s use of the phrase “abortion services” is deceptive. Diller said that IPPF labels every single aspect of a woman’s visit to Planned Parenthood as a separate “service,” allowing them to downplay their abortion numbers.

“All the ‘services’ Bell mentions that relate to abortion would likely be a part of a single visit, which would include the abortion procedure,” she said. “But if you break out all the different parts of the encounter and claim it as a separate ‘service,’ the abortion numbers become diluted and the public can be deceived.”

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Diller believes that Planned Parenthood is simply “playing with numbers” so as to hide their real agenda of increasing the number of African babies killed through abortion.

“Bell’s statement that abortion comprises only 2% of IPPF’s ‘overall work’ is intentionally misleading, intended to distract attention from its abortion-centered business model so that it can continue to wipe out the population of the continent of Africa,” she said.

Abby Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in the U.S., agrees with Diller.

“IPPF is only interested in spreading abortion to every country where abortion is illegal. That is their main focus…it is really their only focus,” Johnson told LifeSiteNews. Johnson left the abortion industry in 2009 after participation in an ultrasound-guided abortion in which she came to recognize the humanity of the baby.

“How can they say they want to increase their abortion services by 82% and then say they don’t want to increase their abortion services? They made their agenda clear in their strategic plan. They are only trying to ‘clarify’ what they said because they do not want their lie to be exposed,” she said.

According to IPPF’s Annual Performance Report for 2010, 1,549,119 abortion-related services were provided globally, with 34% of those services consisting in “surgical/medical abortion,” amounting to more than a half of a million abortions.


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