International Planned Parenthood Ends the Lives of Over 1 Million Preborn Children in 2016

By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), based in London and operating in 170 countries, released its first report on implementation of its Strategic Framework 2016- 2022. The organization’s report shows that that globally it ended the lives of 1,094,679 preborn children in 2016 through 612,966 surgical abortions and 481,713 by use of abortion-inducing drugs.

This abortion industry giant whose U.S. affiliate is Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) also boasts of contributing to “175 policy and legal changes in support or defense of sexual and reproductive health and rights at national, regional and global levels”; 13 of the changes increase access to abortion.

IPPF reports on its work opposing efforts against abortion stating: “In 2016, ten of the national-level wins involved blocking proposed changes that would have limited access to safe abortion, comprehensive sexuality education and contraception.

There is a special bragging reserved for its work at the UN which includes a special working relationship with UNFPA: “In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. IPPF is working to ensure governments set and remain committed to their targets on gender equality and women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and reproductive rights. We will report on the proportion of countries that are on track in 2019.”

IPPF also intends by 2022, to deliver two billion integrated sexual and reproductive health services including abortion. IPPF, along with Maries Stopes International, are the two largest organizations that refuse to comply with the pro-life provisions of President Trump’s Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy. IPPF reports that it will work with governments and donors to “bridge the funding gap.”

The Next Steps section of the report includes its fears about U.S. foreign policy and growing opposition:

“With the implementation of the Global Gag Rule and rising populism, IPPF and its partners are facing more opposition than ever before. IPPF will continue to increase political support for sexual and reproductive health and rights at local, national, regional and global levels. We will hold governments to account and track their commitments to Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 5.”