Say No to Funding Abortions Overseas during COVID-19

Petition to: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Hon. Karina Gould - Minister of International Development

 

Say No to Funding Abortions Overseas during COVID-19

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Say No to Funding Abortions Overseas during COVID-19

Update: On June 22, the Hon. Karina Gould announced $93.7 million in funding for abortion and contraception overseas.

Sign our petition demanding that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stop his plan to give $8.9 million in taxpayer money to fund abortions overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On June 9th, Canada’s International Development Minister Karina Gould announced on behalf of the Trudeau government that Canada has dedicated $8.9 million to funding abortions and contraceptives overseas.

Of this money, $4.9 million will go towards Marie Stopes International, one of the world’s largest abortion providers, which provides contraceptives and abortions in 37 countries. In 2018, Marie Stopes International had two facilities shut down in Niger because they were caught committing abortions illegally. Additionally, $2 million will go towards Ipas, an international organization whose goal is to legalize abortion around the world.

This is not the first time Prime Minister Trudeau has given taxpayer money to pay for a worldwide abortion regime. Last year, he pledged to raise Canada’s funding for women's health services worldwide from $1.1 billion to $1.4 billion yearly by 2023. Half of this would go towards “sexual and reproductive health”. This was announced after President Trump banned the funding of abortion-related services overseas.

A factor that makes this announcement particularly egregious is that it is happening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, in which the Canadian government’s spending has skyrocketed in an attempt to keep Canadians afloat during the economic shutdown. Funding the killing of the pre-born in developing countries and organizations that have committed illegal abortions is always wrong, but it is additionally revolting that Trudeau is doing so during a pandemic which has killed nearly 8,000 Canadians in the past four months and left many Canadians struggling.

The Trudeau government must not get away with abusing Canadian taxpayers during a pandemic and flagrantly disregarding the sanctity of human life of the unborn. Please SIGN this petition to let Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and International Development Minister Karina Gould know that you are opposed to them giving $8.9 million in taxpayer money to fund abortions overseas. Demand that they back out of this decision to fund abortions and contraception overseas.

More information:

Trudeau’s $8.9 million commitment to funding abortion (The Globe and Mail) | https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-canada-commits-89-million-in-new-international-aid-for-reproductive

Marie Stopes International commits illegal abortions in Niger (The Interim) | https://www.theinterim.com/issues/abortion/kenya-niger-shut-down-abortionists-marie-stopes/

$93.7 million in funding overseas | https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/06/minister-gould-announces-support-for-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-rights.html

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Petition to: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Hon. Karina Gould - Minister of International Development

We oppose your government's decision to give $8.9 million to funding abortion and contraceptives overseas. Abortion deliberately ends the life of a human being. It is offensive to use taxpayer money to pay for abortions in other countries.

It is even more appalling that you have chosen to fund abortion overseas during a worldwide pandemic which has killed thousands of Canadians and during an economic lockdown which has left so many Canadians struggling. Using taxpayer money to fund the killing of pre-born humans in developing countries through abortion is always irresponsible and wrong, but doing so while Canada is already so deep in debt from COVID-19, and while there are still many Canadians still struggling, is particularly irresponsible.

We also find it egregious that you have chosen specifically to give $4.9 million to Marie Stopes International. This is an organization that has had multiple facilities shut down in Niger for providing illegal abortions. Canadians do not want their government funding organizations that intentionally break the laws in other countries.

It is for these reasons that we demand you immediately stop your plan to give $8.9 million to organizations involved with abortion and contraception overseas.

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Say No to Funding Abortions Overseas during COVID-19

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41,639 people have signed. Help us reach 50,000 signatures.