UNICEF and HALLOWEEN
As Halloween approaches, parents should be alerted to the annual UNICEF
collection. Just before Halloween two years ago the Holy See, in a move
that scandalized many, announced it was suspending its annual contribution
to UNICEF. Specifically, the Vatican was concerned with UNICEF's
participation in the publication of a UN manual advocating the use of
abortifacients to refugee women, evidence of UNICEF involvement in advocacy
to alter national legislation regarding abortion, and credible reports that
UNICEF workers have distributed contraceptives - mostly of an abortifacient
Before breaking with UNICEF, the Vatican spent three years trying to
persuade it to repudiate 'Recommendation For Action', a 1989 agreement
UNICEF had signed with the World Bank, International Planned Parenthood and
four other UN agencies. This covenant
committed its signatories to promoting, among other things, legalization of
abortion everywhere. Since then, among other contributions, UNICEF has
spent $4.9 million in 1992 toward China`s brutal "one-child family" program.
Many disturbed at this action by the Vatican, including some in the Canadian
Conference of Catholic Bishops, have suggested a more moderate approach,
namely, the ear-marking of Catholic donations to special projects (such as
Africa`s important Mali water project). However, there is an insurmountable
problem with the notion of earmarking funds for legitimate UNICEF projects,
because that simply frees up other funds for illegitimate ones.
Although not specifically mentioned by the Holy See, there are even more
serious reasons for disassociating itself from UNICEF. Here are a few
documented examples of how we`ve all been tricked into believing in its
concern for the children of the world, when in fact this organization,
supposedly geared to the best interests of children, advocates killing them
in the womb. I would point out that all my information on UNICEF`s Chinese
"family planning" funding comes from official reports of UNICEF`s partner:
UNFPA (United Nations Fund for Population Activities).
* UNICEF provides financial support for China`s ruthless one-child family
program. In 1992, it increased support for the program - complete with
involuntary sterilization and forced late-term abortions - from $2 million
to almost $5 million. Yes, your Halloween contributions helping children!
* It helped in the printing and distribution of a document urging ready
access to abortion services as a human right. In fact, the 1995 U.N.
Women`s Conference in Beijing gratefully acknowledged UNICEF`s support in
printing and distributing their document urging "ready access to safe
abortion services" as one of the "human rights of women." Your Halloween
contributions helping children...
* It has participated in the publication of a U.N. manual advocating the
distribution of the "morning-after" abortifacient pill to refugee women in
emergency situations and has become involved in advocacy work on abortion
legislation. Your Halloween contributions helping children...
Among UNICEF`s most reprehensible actions was its association with national
immunization programs against tetanus in the Philippines and Mexico. The
tetanus vaccine given exclusively to women of childbearing age had somehow
been altered with a product designed to cause sterility. Millions of women
between 14 and 45 were immunized with this vaccine which many believe had
been deliberately contaminated.
What a sad development to see UNICEF evolve from a champion of the family in
the 1960s to become its insidious enemy today. This hostility is shown at
every opportunity in
its promotion of sex education and the practices of contraception,
sterilization and "reproductive health services" - a favourite U.N.
euphemism for abortion - for children and youth.
It is a mistake to think of UNICEF as a charity, like Easter Seals or the
Muscular Dystrophy Society, which are run by people with a personal interest
in the cause. UNICEF is an international government organization controlled
by UN representatives from over 40 countries. The well-intentioned fund
raisers and selfless people who work to feed and clothe the impoverished
children are not involved in establishing policies. Informed knowledge
about some of these would certainly make most of them recoil in disbelief.
UNICEF is now engaged in zealous, relentless, and also ruthless, population
programs. Women and children are attacked instead of mismanagement,
corruption, greed, ineptitude, and shortsightedness. Its social policy has
evolved basically into a social engineering function. In fact, UNICEF has
developed a vocabulary to cleverly disguise its unacceptable population
control agenda. Terms such as family planning, reproductive and
sexual health rights can be loaded phrases which most often really are masks
for abortion on demand or may take away the inherent right of parents to
educate and raise their families as they choose.
UNICEF`s Halloween contributions are not just designed to help children
exclusively? It merely poses in a cloak of humanitarianism, all the while
promoting family planning through abortion in Third World children. One
could be cynical and say that the little orange Halloween boxes are UNICEF`s
racist way of helping children by reducing the number of brown, black and
yellow children. When the mask is removed from the 'United Nations
International Children`s Fund' we can often find not innocence but a hideous
monster. It seems fitting that for innocent little children to solicit for
this organization they must don monster masks to be suitable representatives
of UNICEF. Let the repeated chorus "Trick or Treat" be a sober
reminder...UNICEF wears a pro-family mask - it`s a TRICK!
UNICEF has no business in population control. It must give up its
activities which are diverting some of its already scarce economic and human
resources from the care of the most basic needs of children to other areas
outside of that specific mandate it was given years ago by the United
Nations. It must be told to return to its original mandate of ensuring the
basics for children: food, clothes, shelter. Until it formally and publicly
repudiates its present anti-family and anti-unborn child social
engineering objectives, we Knights have no business really funding such an
organization and encouraging it with our hard earned dollars. So, here's
hoping you won`t have your children fill those little orange boxes on
Halloween, following the example of the Toronto Catholic District School
Board which nixed its support for UNICEF two years ago.