Washington, D.C. (20 July 2009) – The following is a statement from Rita Diller, American Life League’s national director of the STOP Planned Parenthood project.
“International Planned Parenthood Federation has launched an extremely dangerous campaign that is even more bizarre, broader in scope and more aggressive than the standard fare we have come to expect from the sex-crazed, abortion-peddling giant. IPPF plans to force all nations to adopt and abide by its perverse 'sexual rights' declaration.
“The document, titled Sexual rights: an IPPF declaration, draws a bleak picture of a heathen world entitled to self-destruction through self-centered sexual pleasure, with no regard for the consequences of that behavior.
“It portrays its radical ideology of sex without moral or cultural limitations as a basic human right and threatens to legally punish those who do not acquiesce to it. IPPF includes churches and other nonprofit organizations among those who would be punished for noncompliance with its extremist agenda.
“The document clamors for the recognition of ‘rights’ that have no basis in truth and repeatedly refers to the ‘evolving rights of the child.’ It calls for children’s autonomy in sexual matters in accordance with their maturity level, thereby opening the door for children to be declared emancipated from their parents in sexual matters if, for instance, the parents are deemed to be stifling their children by imposing moral standards.
“The document proclaims the right to ‘comprehensive’ (anything goes) sex education for all children: ‘Young people in particular shall have access to information on sexuality and gender non-conforming lives and sexual relations.’ IPPF then seeks to ensure that this education in perversion is free from parental interference, by demanding it be provided in school-, health-, service- and community-based settings.
“It would protect sexual predators by seeking to prevent ‘discrimination’ based upon a person’s sexual history or behavior, and even says a person may not be extradited to a state that he fears would persecute him because of his sexual behavior or past sexual history.
“It attempts to ensure a universal ‘right’ to contraception and abortion, and pits mother against child by stipulating, ‘No woman shall be condemned to forced maternity as a result of having exercised her sexuality.’
“It would endanger public health by its attempt to exempt all people from disclosing their HIV status and to decriminalize all consensual sexual practices or conduct.
“The IPPF declaration seeks to require governments to issue identification documents reflecting the person’s ‘self-defined gender identity, including but not limited to birth certificate, passport and electoral records.’ If IPPF has its way and tomorrow I decide I am no longer female, I can demand that the government alter all my identifying records and declare me male.
“Planned Parenthood has unleashed its plan to engineer a world devoid of morality and lost to unbridled lust – a world that would bind our children to self-centered sexual slavery. All people of good will must stand now and fight against Planned Parenthood and its radical agenda before it is too late.”
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- American Life League: Self-Centered Slavery https://www.all.org/pdf/Self-Centered-Slavery.pdf
- Catholic Online: International Planned Parenthood Pushes 'Sexual Rights' at UN (16 June 2008) http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=30542
- International Planned Parenthood Federation: Sexual Rights: An IPPF Declaration http://www.ippf.org/NR/rdonlyres/9E4D697C-1C7D-4EF6-AA2A-6D4D0A13A108/0/SexualRightsIPPFdeclaration.pdf