Planned Parenthood: Ebola has affected “Reproductive Health Services” in Africa
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, a largely Black populated city, abortion giant Planned Parenthood rushed to the scene with birth control for those affected.
They then began flooding the shelters with condoms, birth control pills and offers of free abortions. Although both Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation solicited money on their websites to fund this campaign, the fine print on Planned Parenthood’s site stated that the money raised would be used to support their general operations and not the hurricane relief effort.
In this clip from the film, Maafa21, which traces the racist roots of Planned Parenthood, expert Brian Clowes describes how birth control has been sent in when African countries are suffering from disasters:
“Try to imagine there being a natural catastrophe in a country like Canada or Australia or France or England,” says Clowes, “and we go in there and we say to them, we’re not going to offer you any kind of aid unless you accept our philosophy on birth control and population control. That would be outrageous. But that’s our standard procedure when we go to a black country after a catastrophe of some kind.
“You cannot believe that we are going to treat people in a foreign country like this and not treat our own population of African Americans the same way. Consider what happened after Hurricane Katrina. One of the first things we did was bring in birth control and contraception; and as we all know the hurricane disproportionately affected black families in that area. And I seriously doubt that if the same kind of disaster hit a middle class white area, the first response would be condoms and birth control,” Clowes states.
With that in mind, International Planned Parenthood Federation or IPPF has issues a press release stating that they will be assisting Ebola victims in their affected African countries.
“To improve health-seeking practices for Ebola prevention, including observance of universal precautions in the affected countries, the IPPF Africa Regional Office is providing financial and technical support to its Member Associations in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone,” their statement begins.
IPPF has sent Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia ( PPAL) $40,050 and $22,278 to the Planned Parenthood Association of Sierra Leone to established hand-washing sites in all its offices and clinics for use by their staff, volunteers and clients.
In addition they used the money to purchase and distributed protective gear and sanitary and disinfectant commodities to their clinic staff and community based service providers.
But, offering assistance for Ebola is a small part of what they focus on. A majority of IPPF’s focus is population control.
In fact, IPPF writes on their website that in 2013, they pushed comprehensive abortion care activities in 21 sub-Saharan Africa countries. They include Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroun, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Guinea Conakry, Zambia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Swaziland, Benin, Uganda, Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo.
“We target rural, urban and peri-urban women and girls from low income and the marginalised groups, as well as college/university students. In 2012, 65 per cent of all comprehensive abortion care clients served in the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana Cape Coast Clinic was under 25 years old,” the abortion giant brags.
In Liberia alone PPAL delivered 899,476 contraceptive services and 2,379 abortion Care services to the women in 2013.
PPAL partners with population control organizations like, the Population Council and UNFPA, and others.
The press release continues, “PPAL is conducting a series of awareness campaigns in highly affected counties including Montserrado, Bong, Lofa, Margibi, Grand Gedeh and River Gee.
“This is through its peer educators, staff and various county health teams, national taskforce and other partners (BMZ, UNFPA and IRC).
“PPAL is providing personal hygiene kits to peer educators and SoS mentors among others across the country. The Association has also outfitted all its facilities with hygiene and sanitary materials including hand washing buckets with faucet, disinfectants (chlorine, clorox, dettol), hand soap, hand sanitizers and gloves among others.”
Authorities have recruited Planned Parenthood to support them in tracing and referring suspected Ebola cases in their communities to treatment centers and have distributed over 3,000 flyers with Ebola message to school youths.
But, what’s really on the mind of Planned Parenthood is how Ebola is affecting their ability to pass out birth control or perform abortions.
As IPPF’s press release states that, “Ebola has affected the provision of sexual and reproductive health and services.”
Reproductive health is code for abortion.
Yes, despite horrific Ebola deaths, Planned Parenthood is concerned that abortion and birth control services continue to be dispersed.
In fact, IPPF is determined to push through despite Ebola ravaging these countries and they even brag that in Lofa County, while they are involved with the Ebola Virus disease (EVD) sensitization its peer educators are still carrying out, “ one-on-one sensitization on family planning and referring young people to clinics and hospitals for family planning and other reproductive health services.”