ROME, June 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Friday, International Planned ParenthoodFederation (IPPF) accused Pope John Paul II and the Catholic Church of engaging in “a kind of war” on women by teaching that abortion, promiscuity, homosexuality and contraception are wrong. The comments come in response to the foiled plans of the IPPF in pushing abortion and homosexuality at the Beijing +5 conference. They also expose the feminist strategy with regard to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
“The opinion and actions of the Holy See in regard to sexual and reproductive health and rights are seen by many as a kind of war, a war that contributes to the suffering and deaths of millions of innocent people, a war not conducted with guns and fire but with condemnation and psychological terror,” said the IPPF letter.
The apparent intent of the IPPF in using the “war” terminology relates to the intent of the radical feminist application of the ICC. The UN Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice released a pamphlet which proposed that “withholding abortion from raped women should be explicitly defined as a war crime and a crime against humanity.” In effect, this would define an aspect of fundamental Christian doctrine and morality as a prosecutable offense in international law.