NZers deserve better than controversial Planned Parenthood
Friday 1 November 2013
NZ women deserve better than the controversial practices of Planned Parenthood
Prolife NZ is disappointed to learn that the taxpayer funded NZ Family Planning Association has chosen to bring the President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, to this country to be the primary keynote speaker at their conference which started in Wellington yesterday.
Planned Parenthood is a hugely controversial organisation in the United States that sells abortion to desperate and vulnerable women for profit. Cecile Richards earns almost $400,000 (approx. $484,000 NZD), and the top eighteen executives at Planned Parenthood earn in excess of $250,000 (approx. $303,000 NZD) each per year.
In recent years Planned Parenthood has been caught on camera, in multiple undercover video stings, covering up and facilitating the sexual exploitation of minors; providing medically inaccurate information, using manipulative coercion, and facilitating race-based, and gender-based abortions.
“It is truly concerning that the NZ Family Planning Association would deem the president of such an organisation to be an appropriate person to act as primary keynote speaker at their national conference” says Prolife NZ spokesperson Mary-Anne Evers.
“I think that many Kiwis would rightly be angered and concerned by the fact that a taxpayer funded organisation is bringing such controversial speakers to this country and allowing them a platform to speak.”
“NZ women deserve better than the abortion profiteering of Planned Parenthood, and their extreme pro-abortion ideology, which includes support for such barbaric practices as late term partial birth abortions” says Ms Evers.