OTTAWA, November 23, 2001 ( – The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is funding Planned Parenthood Canada $982,000 to target “adolescents and youth in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador and Jamaica.” The funding, announced Tuesday by International Cooperation Minister Maria Minna, is to “reduce the incidence of teen pregnancy, increase the practice of healthy sexual behaviour and improve sexual and reproductive health services.” In other words, the project will promote graphic morally-neutered sex education and push for teens to have access to contraceptives and abortion.

The project is part of CIDA’s Action Plan on Health and Nutrition, which constitutes Canada’s contribution to achieve the Millennium Development Goals for health. Similar grants can be expected in the near future as the total five-year plan amounts to $1.2 billion.

See the CIDA release:


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