The Shocking Scale of Planned Parenthood’s Global Actions

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Planned Parenthood has expanded to provide mail-order drugs for on-demand abortions, enabling women to request these pills through an app and have them delivered to their homes. Women in Illinois, Washington, Maryland, and Hawaii can request mifepristone and misoprostol, the components of a chemical abortion, without needing an appointment. The drugs are shipped within 24 hours.

The alarming reality is that abortions performed by Planned Parenthood are the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S. The organization is vast, aiming to bring abortion services globally.

In post-Dobbs America, Planned Parenthood is increasing access to abortions, particularly in states with stringent abortion laws. As part of its “Bans Off Our Bodies” campaign, Planned Parenthood’s website solicits donations to cover transportation costs for those needing to travel for an abortion. Additionally, the site encourages individuals to share their abortion stories with the claim that there are no ‘bad’ reasons for an abortion.

While its objective is well-known among American conservatives, the extent of the organization’s global efforts remains lesser-known.

According to its website, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) “is a global healthcare provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all.” Established in 1952, the IPPF began with “family planning associations” from Germany, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, the UK, and the U.S. Today, IPPF comprises “150 Member Associations and Collaborative Partners with a presence in over 146 countries.”

IPPF’s member associations, such as the Sudan Family Planning Association, Reproductive Health Uganda, and the Family Health Association of Korea in North Korea, serve as local equivalents to Planned Parenthood in the U.S., offering similar services.

IPPF’s programs focus on different global regions and receive funding from various nations. The “Sexual and reproductive health in crisis and post-crisis situations” program called SPRINT focuses on the Indo-Pacific region. Mainly funded by the Australian government, SPRINT has brought Planned Parenthood’s mission to countries like Fiji, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Tonga. In 17 years, this program has provided “2,133,141 crucial SRH (Sexual and Reproductive Health) services” to over 99 nations.

The IPPF’s approach to defining health care includes abortions and transgender surgeries, which raises concerns among those who value the sanctity of life.

The Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) program is another significant extension of IPPF, bringing services to young women in nations such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, and Chad. Aimed at women under 20, the WISH program claims it has prevented almost 13 million pregnancies through contraceptives and has performed over 4.3 million abortions, exceeding the population of Oregon.

The Safe Abortion Action Fund, created in 2006, focuses on “de-stigmatizing and increasing access to safe legal abortion globally.” SAAF funds pro-abortion organizations in restrictive regions such as Iraq, Uganda, and the Philippines. Planned Parenthood aims to normalize abortion in cultures that traditionally oppose it, including Christian communities.

For nearly two decades, IPPF has also been proactive in the gender crisis. In 2006, it established the Panel on Sexual Rights, and in 2008, it released “Sexual Rights: An IPPF Declaration,” stating that “sexual rights are a component of human rights.” This declaration includes seven general principles guiding the organization’s mission on sexuality and 10 articles supporting the idea that “sexual rights” are human rights.

IPPF emphasizes ensuring children understand this declaration, producing a simplified version for youngsters in 2009. The document, titled “Exclaim!,” based on the 2008 declaration, teaches that “young people are sexual beings” and advocates for removing laws requiring parental or guardian consent for minors seeking contraceptives, abortions, or sexual health services.

IPPF’s mission includes reshaping children’s beliefs about sexuality, encouraging them to see their sexual desires as rights.

Adding to the complexity, U.S. tax dollars fund this mission. According to a December 2023 report by Sen. Marsha Blackburn, the American branch of Planned Parenthood receives nearly $600 million annually in tax revenue.

While the availability of abortion pills via mail is concerning, it is part of a broader effort to normalize abortion and radical gender ideologies globally. Americans and their state representatives must confront the formidable challenge posed by this extensive organization.

Bradley Haley
Bradley Haley
Bradley Haley is a student at Hillsdale College and a member of Forge Leadership Network. He is also the founder of New Guard Press, an outlet for young intellectual conservatives. Bradley is passionate about the intersection of religion, philosophy, and politics.

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