Sep 23, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Financial documents, obtained by Friday Fax, reveal that the International Planned Parenthood Federation plans to launch an aggressive campaign to increase access to abortion in Latin America and it will do so in partnership with Catholics for a Free Choice.
The report appears in the Sept. 24 issue of the Friday Fax, a publication of the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute.
The financial and strategic documents obtained by the Friday Fax indicate that Planned Parenthood has more than quadrupled how much it spent on abortion promotion in Latin America, from $199,761 in 2002 to $849,769 in 2003. It intends to maintain this spending level through 2009.
By 2009, it expects to increase the number of safe-abortions or abortion-related services provided in Latin America, from 507 in 2002 to 2028 by 2009, and increase emergency contraceptive visits, from 2,000 in 2003 to 10,000 by 2009. Emergency contraceptives are abortifacients; they prevent a conceived embryo from implanting in the uterus.