Trudeau’s ‘gift’ to Third World women blasted
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this week that Canada will provide a $650-million grant stretching over three years for contraception and abortion in Third World countries. The funds will also be used in attempts to overturn laws in those countries that currently ban abortion.
Gwendolyn Landolt, national vice president of REAL Women of Canada, expresses her group’s concern.
“… Who is he to do this to interfere with the values and policies of the developing world?” she asks, referring to Trudeau. “He never consulted them. Women in the developing world, for example, do not want abortion – [in fact], 80 percent of women in Africa reject abortion.”
The abortion research affiliate of Planned Parenthood, the Guttmacher Institute, reported in 2014 only about eight percent of African women want contraception, and even less in Latin America (6%) and Asia (4%).
“The point being that it’s against their culture and their faith,” explains Landolt, “and they are concerned that they are being dictated to by the wealthy countries in the West that have their own agenda – one of which, quite bluntly, is they want to have access to the natural resources of developing countries.”
Those countries, she argues, would prefer that the funds be used to help build educational and medical infrastructure, and for economic development so those nations themselves can profit from their natural resources.
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