Deep concern is being expressed by pro-life and pro-family organizations about the upcoming Family Planning Summit due to take place in London next week on world population day (July 11th), arranged by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in conjunction with the UK's Department of International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
In what has been described as "contraceptive colonialism", the London Summit will consist of a new intensified attack on third world populations by the promotion contraception and sexual and reproductive rights. This summit under the guise of helping women in the third world is more about the destruction of families than anything else. The purpose of the summit is to attract massive funding from Governments and philanthropic organizations. One of the tactics used by those who wish to push contraception and abortion is to make much needed development aid conditional on the implementation of their deadly agenda.
The campaign is aimed at funding abortion advocates, targeting women who do not use contraception, and broadening the base for both the funding and advocacy of family planning information, “services” and supplies. It is also aimed at removing what are termed "barriers" to the implementation of the agenda. Sadly the much needed development aid is being targeted at reducing the number of children that women bear rather than ensuring that childbearing is safe for all mothers
Heads of state and NGO leaders have been invited. Only governments that pledge funds or commitments can attend. International Planned Parenthood Federation is mobilizing civil society prior to the Summit but pro-lifers are not welcome. We understand that participation in the summit is limited only to those who are willing to agitate for more funding for, or promote, family planning.
The Summit's agenda reaches beyond contraception. The "barriers" they plan to tear down are moral and religious respect for life, and legal protections for children.
The Gates Foundation’s primary partners are NGOs such as International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) and governments that engage in abortion and population control campaigns. The Summit’s purpose is to launch a new global campaign to pressure governments to encourage women to view children as burdens rather than as precious gifts.