Monday, August 2, 2010

Stop funding IFPA now

Youth Defence, in a news item on 30 July 2010, tell us that it has been announced that 55 per cent of the income of the Irish Family Planning Association comes from grants – the greater part of which is made available from the Irish Government, in other words, Irish tax-payers’ money. Out of a total income of €2,747,453 in 2009, the IFPA received €1,509,333 in grants. The IFPA is, as we all know, the Irish affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and the IPPF is the biggest advocate and provider of abortion in the world.

‘It’s simply unacceptable that taxpayers are propping up the abortion industry to this extent’, said a Youth Defence spokesperson. ‘The Irish people have repeatedly rejected abortion in referenda and opinion polls, but the government is quietly shovelling sack-loads of cash into the abortion industry – and all of this at a time when our economy is on its knees.

In fairly recent times, the IPPF has had to face up to allegations of discrepancies in accounting for millions of taxpayer funds in the U.S. In addition, staff at the organisation have also been caught out on film, ‘counselling’ a young girl whom they believed to be under-age – and younger than her much older boyfriend – thus being involved in the cover-up of a criminal act.
‘None of this seems to matter to the Irish government who have furnished millions towards the IFPA’, Youth Defence says. ‘It’s time some hard questions were asked – and answered.’