Taken from LifeSiteNews:
NEW YORK, NY, October 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) - “Parents would be scandalized to know UNICEF actively promotes abortion and sexual rights to children,” said Anna Halpine, president of the World Youth Alliance (WYA). “On top of that, the realization of these goals and programs are largely fueled by donations obtained from children trick-or-treating for UNICEF programs each Halloween.”
Halpine, a former Campaign Life Coalition leader and WYA founder, noted that UNICEF was founded in 1946, to help starving children after the destruction of World War II, in a WYA press release last year. She noted that over the past couple of decades, however, UNICEF’s mission of direct action and service to children in need has shifted towards a stated policy of child advocacy, or the promotion of controversial ‘child rights.’ This new direction, advanced by UNICEF’s current executive director, continues to de-emphasize providing services to children in need, while favoring the promotion of programs that advance sexual and reproductive rights for children. This UN-speak translates to confidential abortion services for children as young as 10 years old.
This shift in direction was emphasized in 1996 when the Vatican finally had to withdraw its symbolic contribution to UNICEF. This has not been reinstated. At issue is UNICEF’s collaboration and participation in programs that promote and fund abortion, contraceptive use and sex education. UNICEF has moved far beyond its original purpose of protecting and defending children, to actively assisting in the destruction of millions of tiny lives.
“It’s appalling that UNICEF exploits children to raise funds for the destruction of children and women in the developing world,” Halpine added. “With a radical ‘adolescent sexual rights’ agenda, which seeks to limit parental involvement and which refuses to define the limits of these terms, UNICEF is abusing the trust which the public has placed in this supposedly child-centered organization.”
Pro-lifers have taken to inserting notes into UNICEF boxes noting refusal to donate due to the organization’s support for abortion. Moreover, Toronto-area children are encouraged to use Aid-To-Women boxes as an ethical alternative to the UNICEF boxes. Aid to Women, is a centre devoted to caring for mothers in crisis pregnancy with life-affirming support.
To acquire Aid To Women boxes contact call Aid to Women at 416-921-6016
See LifeSite’s UNICEF page for more information: http://www.lifesite.net/waronfamily/unicef/index.html