Scandinavian nations are behind a major cash injection (all our links open automatically in a new tab – on desktops and laptops anyway!) for next month’s abortion-promoting conference being staged by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) next month (November 2019). Norway, Finland, Sweden and Ireland have pledged a combined $2.2 million in direct contributions.
It comes as the UNFPA complains of ‘growing opposition to the global movement in favor of sexual and reproductive rights for all.’ Moreover, the UNFPA has now raised a total amount close to $8 million. This, they say is ‘boding well for a successful summit.’ We are calling for prayer to bring their efforts to dust.
Psalm 10:2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
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KICC Conference Centre
From 12th-14th November, the Government of Kenya, the Government of Denmark and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) are together convening the Summit, in Nairobi. The high-level conference aims to advance the reproductive rights (in other words: pro-abortion) agenda of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which took place in Cairo in 1994, twenty-five years ago.It is being held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) at Harambee Avenue in Nairobi’s Central Business District.
KICC is well-known as the largest conference centre in East Africa. It was commissioned by Kenya’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta. Jomo Kenyatta’s son, Uhuru, is the current president of Kenya. The organisers are inviting ‘Heads of state, ministers, parliamentarians, technical experts, civil society representatives, private sector partners, faith-based leaders, youth leaders, advocates and many others’.
The Bible says: Pro 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, …
Abortion and feminism
Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA’s Executive Director, has already been in the Kibera informal settlement in Nairobi in March, as we reported here. She adopted a blatant feminist stance, pretending that abortion advances the rights of women. Firstly, we accept some of what UNFPA does is good. We praise their campaigning against female genital mutilation. Grants for sanitary products for school-girls given to organisations like Genesis Care are to be commended.
Secondly, of course maternal deaths should be reduced through better obstetric cover. And peri-natal deaths as well, although that is not a UNFPA aim. However, Dr. Kanem was in Kibera to promote the pro-abortion Nairobi Summit on ‘ICPD25′. She wanted to ‘convene activists, governments and leaders to commit to realising sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.’ ‘Reproductive rights’ is code for universal abortion on demand.
Gen 4:10 And (God) said (to Cain), What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
According to a UNFPA webpage, Norwegian Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein has now said his country will allocate 7 million Norwegian kroner (around $770,000) to ‘demonstrate Norway’s support for the objectives of the Nairobi Summit’. Referring to growing opposition to unfettered abortion, Norway is going to Nairobi ‘to push back [against that] pushback,’ said Mr. Ulstein.
The UNFPA also reports, ‘As sexual and reproductive health and rights come under attack in many parts of the world, “Sweden will not back down,” noted Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation.‘Sweden, he confirmed, will contribute $500,000 to make the Nairobi Summit a success and end the unfinished business of ICPD.’
Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari announced another $500,000 to pay for the Nairobi Summit ‘because women and girls are always a good investment and completing the ICPD agenda “is the right thing to do”.’ Mr. Skinnari is also an advocate of ‘comprehensive’ sex education.
This invasion of children’s modesty and privacy is now gaining ground even in conservative-minded Kenya.Ireland will add $400,000 ‘to ensure least developed countries and small island nations are present in Nairobi.’ ‘We fully support the objectives of the Nairobi Summit,’ said Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, adding that it is an ‘opportunity to turn ambitions into commitments’ to realise the promise of ICPD. The Republic legalised abortion last year.
The Bible says:Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Abortion as ‘health’?
The first of five ‘themes’ of the conference is ‘Universal access to sexual and reproductive health as a part of universal health coverage.’Treatment for sexually-transmitted disease should be and always is part of universal health coverage.
But that’s not what they mean. Their focus is on abortion and contraception. However, money, private or public, is always in short supply for health provision. Priorities have to be set. The UNFPA clearly wants contraceptives to be funded instead of real health provision. Will they also prioritise abortions over, for example, cancer treatment?
They moan that ‘around the world, sexual and reproductive health care is often under-funded and separated from primary health care.’ Of course it is. That is because it isn’t genuine health care. Abortion breaks the first medical principle of ‘do no harm’. Equally, contraception is overwhelmingly a lifestyle choice. You take a medicine or have surgery because you are ill. What is wrong with a woman taking the pill? She’s fertile? Since when was that an ailment?
Abortion is an insult to all the women in this world desperate to conceive, seeing the doctors, praying to be like the Bible’s Hannah: 1Sam 2:21 And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And (her first) child Samuel grew before the LORD.
‘End violence against women’
Another stated ‘theme’ of the conference is ‘Accelerating Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls’. The UNFPA say this without blushing. Abortion is a manifest expression of violence against women. It assaults the caring nurturing heart of their being. It rips a living human being out of what should be the safest place on God’s earth:
Psalm 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.Eccl 11:5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all
Moreover, it is unashamedly sexist. Does violence against men and boys not matter? The conflict in Ukraine has seen 4,266 deaths to date. The Iraq Body Count project documents 183,348 – 205,908 violent civilian deaths to April 2019. It displaced millions. Estimates of deaths in the Western-funded Syrian Civil War vary between 371,222 and more than 570,000. By the end of 2013, the UN estimated its total economic damage at $143 billion. In 2018, the World Bank estimated that about one-third of Syria’s housing stock and one half of its health and education facilities had been destroyed by the conflict.
That devastation affected whole families, men, women and children. And yet the UNFPA acts as if none of this is of any consequence.
The truth about violence
In fact, a massive social survey in Kenya found ‘Forty-five percent of women … have experienced physical violence’. The UNFPA made a lot of that figure. They completely ignored that the same report found 44% of men reported experiencing violence.
Again, 19.7% of women had suffered unintentional injury. But that compares with 33% of men.
All over the world, being a man is far more dangerous than being a woman. However, men do not complain that they do the more dangerous jobs and put their lives on the line for their women and their families:
Neh 4:14 And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
Having read the Kenyan report, the UNFPA are being deliberately misleading when they drone on about violence against women. Furthermore, families and relationships are complex things. Women are just as capable of malice against their men-folk as men are of striking out against a woman.
The Psalmist complains: Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
But we should be wrong to conclude from his male gender that it is only men who are tainted with original sin while women as a sex are as pure as the driven snow. It is only necessary to look at the UNFPA’s Dr. Natalia Kanem, in Nairobi to promote abortion, and Kenyan MP Esther Passaris, going around Nairobi tearing down pro-life posters, to realise that women are capable of sin.
As an example of how the UNFPA live in a parallel universe to that of normal people, consider another ‘theme’. It is ‘Upholding the right to sexual and reproductive health care even in humanitarian and fragile contexts.’ They say: ‘Women fleeing war or stranded in places where services have collapsed must still be able to prevent pregnancy and may still need help to give birth safely.’
Of course giving birth in a refugee camp is not ideal, and if the UNFPA were merely asking for midwives to form part of emergency teams we should not have a quarrel. But being ‘able to prevent pregnancy’?
There are people in the camps who have lost everything, perhaps carrying injury, maybe mourning family members. But cheer up, here are some condoms from Norway and we have a Swedish-paid abortionist on hand when they fail! Are they serious?
Abortion as a driver of evil
The Psalmist observes how the people of Israel became corrupted by pagan practice when they entered the Holy Land:
Psalm 106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, 38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
As we read above about the death of Abel, innocent blood cries to heaven for vengeance. But there is more. In the Bible’s book of Second Kings, we read of the king of Moab in battle against a coalition led by Israel. It was going badly for him. As a last resort:
2Kings 3:27 Then he took his eldest son that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall. And there was great indignation against Israel: and they departed from him, and returned to their own land.
The Hebrew word translated ‘indignation’ is ‘qetsef’. It also means ‘rage’ or ‘wrath’. I believe his terrible ritual human sacrifice of his son released unimaginable demonic power for which his enemies were unprepared.
Act of rebellion – and judgment
But we do not need incantations. Every time an innocent human life is lost the Devil draws spiritual power. Abortion becomes an act of rebellion against a holy God and a judgment against a nation. It releases even greater evil, for bloodshed, for perversion, for immorality.
We see this in the Western world. In the United Kingdom in the 1960s we decriminalised both abortion and sexual perversion including sodomy. We sowed the seeds for family breakdown with no-fault divorce. We began explicit sex education.
The prophet says:Hosea 8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind:
We now reap disrespect for human life and authority, an epidemic of knife crime, fatherless families, parades of homosexual perversion through our cities.
The UK has exported violence to Iraq, Libya and Syria and through our Saudi proxy, to Yemen. We are part of a European Union which destablised Ukraine. We have much blood on our hands. How we, and much of the so-called ‘civilised’ West, need national repentance. Instead, we try to export our rebellion to the developing world.
The Kenya perspective
Abortion is prohibited by the Kenya criminal code. Despite that, Marie Stopes International (MSI), which according to its latest annual report is ‘one of the world’s largest providers of high quality, affordable contraception and safe abortion services’ operates openly all over the country and much of East and West Africa. Its total turnover worldwide in 2018 was £296,849,000.
The Guardian reports In December 2018 the Kenyan Government allowed MSI to continue to provide post-abortion services alone. Yet it is clear that service is a smokescreen for illegal abortion. The MSI website boasts: ‘Providing access to safe abortion and post-abortion care is at the core of our mission. In 2018, MSI provided more than 4.8 million services to women and girls who turned to us for safe abortion and post-abortion care services.’ (Our emphasis of ‘and’ in both cases above.)
UK doctor helped abortionists
In 2012, on the website of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, medical student Linden Stocker wrote of an elective she did in Kisumu. Dr Stocker (as she now is) spent two days a week at Marie Stopes and reported they ‘perform safe, completely illegal abortions for a cost equivalent of about £30′.
That’s right. Dr Stocker fingered Marie Stopes as an illegal abortionist and admitted taking part in punishable illegal activities in Kenya. Read her astonishing report: Elective in the area of Kisumu, Western Kenya Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Marie Stopes actually turned over £11.5m in Kenya in 2018, but almost 94% of its income to slay the innocent across Africa and Asia came from Western grants. (Total turnover Africa & Asia: £180,611. Income from grants: £169,204.) The Bible says:
Deut 27:25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Western grants to Marie Stopes
When we turned up the page of Marie Stopes ‘partners’ we were shocked. It lists 31 NGOs and government agencies. The abortionists receive grants from the national governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, USA and the European Commission. Moreover, a recent House of Commons motion revealed the UK Government is the biggest donor to Marie Stopes International. The UK provided £48m to allow the abortionist to carry out illegal abortions in Africa.
US-based NGOs funding its abortion services include Bloomberg Philanthropies, Care International, Direct Relief, the Ford Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates, Global Health Corps, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Population Action International (PAI), John Templeton Foundation and West Wind Foundation. Marie Stopes Furthermore, UK-based funders include Amref (began as flying doctors), Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, the Waterloo Foundation and Vitol. German-based KfW Development Bank and the World Bank provide Marie Stopes with money.
Lastly, UN bodies funding Marie Stopes include Unicef, UNHCR and of course UNFPA.
It doesn’t stop there. The world’s largest abortionist is Planned Parenthood. Their website says: ‘In July 2017, Planned Parenthood Global officially transitioned its headquarters from New York to Nairobi, Kenya. The Nairobi headquarters will help Planned Parenthood Global establish a larger footprint in both regions where it works, as we face unprecedented attacks on sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world.’
The world’s biggest abortionist is now headquartered in Senteu Plaza, 3rd floor Galana Rd, Nairobi, in a nation which bans abortion. No wonder they spent $115m on ‘advocacy’ (propaganda) in 2018. Planned Parenthood Federation of America International is also quartered in the city, in Chaka Place, 1st Floor, on Chaka Rd.
In total, Planned Parenthood turned over $1,665m in 2018, of which $564m came from governments, $366 from ‘non-government sources’ and $631m from ‘private contributions and bequests’. Planned Parenthood has personnel links with the Ford Foundation and also with George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. Ford Foundation has given the abortionist $22m over the last twelve years. Open Society gave PP a modest £250,000 in 2016, but a whopping $10m to its Action Fund propaganda arm in 2017.
In March, pro-abortion rights and former US congressman Tom Perriello joined Open Society Foundations ‘to oversee grantmaking and advocacy’.From this year, Planned Parenthood will go without US Federal grants. They refused to comply with a new Trump administration rule that forbids referrals to doctors who can perform abortions. But their income is still colossal and their influence set to increase.
Abortion ban brings blessing
African and Asian nations and many in Central and South America who maintain a ban on legal abortion do so in the face of intense international pressure. They can expect a blessing from the Almighty from refusing to shed innocent blood.They will have other things they need to put right before God, of course. Repentance and trusting in the Lord Jesus are national necessities. But holding human life sacred is a good start. God’s prophet says of the Almighty:
Isaiah 60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
But the Lord Almighty promises to every nation:
Lev 26:3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; 4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. 6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
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