www.thestar.com, September 28, 2011: Conservative MP blasts decision to fund Planned Parenthood
Saskatoon-Humboldt MP Brad Trost — the MP who said during the last election the organization would be defunded — said he and many others are dismayed by the latest decision.
Trost’s press release is on his home page:
“Late in the afternoon of Thursday, September 22nd, I received a phone call from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) about a news story on the CBC that had run earlier in the day. The CBC reported that the federal government had approved funding for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
A PMO staffer explained to me that the story had not been accurate when it ran, but due to the day’s events, the CBC story was mostly accurate now. Apparently, six staffers in CIDA Minister Bev Oda’s office had been working on a grant to fund IPPF — and one of them decided to leak the story to the CBC.
Rather than deny the story, a decision was made to rush funding to IPPF to the tune of $6 million over three years. (I was told that the funding letter was sent out at 4 pm that afternoon.)
People have asked how funding IPPF squares with the repeated statement that Canada will not fund abortion internationally. The PMO attempts to square this circle by only permitting IPPF funding to go into countries that ban abortion.
Considering that promoting abortion internationally is central to the identity of IPPF, this sort of political hairsplitting only seems to make sense in the Ottawa bubble. This is a position I totally reject.
Since 2006, Conservative MPs have been asking to have IPPF defunded.
In 2006, our request that federal funding for IPPF be stopped was ignored because we asked politely–and behind closed doors.
In 2009, we became more aggressive and began to take our campaign public.
Many, many Conservative MPs pressed the PMO to stop the funds from flowing. Federal funding did stop for a time. Funds allocated to IPPF were considerably reduced. Furthermore, federal grants for IPPF also had more strings attached.
This only happened because of the pressure applied. This was a real victory.
Bureaucrats have fought for years to keep the status quo and continue the funding of the IPPF that was established by the Liberals.
The battle over the IPPF continues.
Pro-Life politicians have been taught a lesson.
The government only responds to Pro-Life issues and concerns when we take an aggressive stance.
We will apply this lesson. “
So why is it that the Harper “Conservative” government can’t stop funding a controversial foreign aid program like this with our taxes? Isn’t it just being ordered to do so by its corporate bosses? What is so special and different about the Conservative Party?
This funding is actually part of a globalist population control agenda. My interpretation of the G8 Muskoka Initiative is here. Read the actual G8 Muskoka Declaration to see what I mean by “corporate bosses”.
As for the promotion of sterilization, you can read the public relations version of IPPF policy here: IPPF European Network Policy Statement on Voluntary Surgical Sterilization (http://www.ippfen.org/NR/rdonlyres/0BDCB5E6-E0F2-473D-AB10-7ECDAC751FD1/0/Policy_policypapers_VoluntarySurgicalSterilization.pdf)
I call it elitism, and I call it interference in other peoples’ lives, just like the bombs the same class of people keep dropping on the mothers they supposedly care so much about. They can’t leave people alone, and they can’t let them develop their own economies either.
No, I don’t want to be forced to pay for this group, or any other collectivist – fascist – monopolist NGO groups.