OTTAWA, Ontario, September 30, 2011 ( – A Conservative MP says Planned Parenthood in Bangladesh, which will be now be funded by the Canadian government, commits first-trimester abortions.  As a result, he says, the government’s recent $6 million grant to the International Planned Parenthood Federation violates their pledge to not fund abortion abroad.

The Family Planning Association of Bangladesh, IPPF’s affiliate in the country, committed 3,131 early abortions in its 20 facilities through a procedure they refer to as “menstrual regulation” in 2007, according to its 2007 annual report.  They note that this was double the figure from 2006, at 1,447.  Their 2008 annual report says they committed even more than in 2007.

The procedure, which involves removing the child from his or her mother’s womb in the first 8 weeks by vacuum, is legal in Bangladesh.

“The IPPF is trying to dupe us into believing that because Canadian taxpayer dollars are going to countries where abortion is supposedly illegal, the money won’t be spent on abortions,” said MP Maurice Vellacott in a press release Friday.

“But we know in Bangladesh, for example, where Canada is funding, this nefarious organization will do early abortion which they euphemistically call ‘menstrual regulation’ by vacuum suction. If a woman hasn’t had her period in 8 weeks, they will do a ‘menstrual regulation’ – that’s an early abortion by another name.”

“In this way, IPPF will be using Canadian taxpayer dollars for funding abortions directly or, to use other deceptive language, they will be ‘establishing non-pregnancy in the first trimester,’” he added.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government awarded the three-year grant to IPPF, the world’s largest abortion provider, on September 22, saying that it will go towards work related to sex education and contraception in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mali, Sudan, and Tanzania.  They claimed that abortion was illegal in those countries.

IPPF had not received funding from Canada since the end of 2009 after a petition campaign spearheaded by Conservative MP Brad Trost.

“Even in those countries where abortion is technically illegal, it’s naïve to think that Canadian tax dollars are not being used to promote abortion,” said Vellacott.  “One of IPPF’s main publicly stated goals is to aggressively dismantle abortion laws in each country around the globe and have abortion recognized as a universal human right.”

“Under the guise of ‘education’ Canadian taxpayer dollars will be used to advance IPPF’s unfounded claims that abortion is necessary to prevent maternal deaths, when in fact abortion does great harm to women,” he added.

Vellacott also noted that the $6 million grant will free up other IPPF funds so they can be allocated to commit abortions in other countries.

“Earlier this week we heard that a US Congressional Committee is investigating the national chapter of IPPF in America, for financial irregularities and concerns about the cover-up of sex trafficking of women,” he said.  “PPFA has also covered up cases of incest and the rape of minors. There are also reports of their racial/ethnic targeting, for example, against Blacks and Hispanics.”

“IPPF has come a long way in sanitizing its language to disguise its true agenda since the days of its founder, Margaret Sanger, the leading exponent of the modern eugenics movement. Sanger was much more direct about her motives. Sanger freely criticized charitable programs that helped poor pregnant women and their children whom she referred to as ‘dead weight of human waste.’ And her ‘plan for peace’ included ‘a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation’ for those she deemed ‘unfit.’”

“But Planned Parenthood’s coded language today doesn’t fool me,” Vellacott concluded. “This controversy over funding will in the end have a positive effect. It will have exposed the lies and destructiveness of IPPF’s agenda, and it exposes what this abortion giant is surreptitiously trying to achieve worldwide.”

“It’s still not too late to stop this 6 million dollar misappropriation of Canadian taxpayer funds, because IPPF does not meet the criteria of our commendable maternal and child health care initiative. IPPF will be doing abortions by another name,” he added.

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