While we are fully satisfied with these responses from our partners regarding their work and our partnership relationships, we do not feel that these testimonials will be sufficiently strong to clearly and convincingly counter the allegations being levied against them, and, by association, against DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE and the Catholic Church in Canada.
Because of the need for a timely response and clarification by DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE, we have, in the interests of prudence and in respect for the concern of the bishops of Canada, our members, and our supporters, temporarily suspended funding support to all five partner groups, effective immediately. This action has been taken to underscore the seriousness with which we are addressing these allegations, and to provide a space for an in‐depth dialogue and review with our Mexican partners on the issues raised in this controversy. In no way should this be interpreted as a withdrawal of support or solidarity by DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE for the work of our partners, but rather as an opportunity to review our response to this situation together in a spirit of common reflection.
Read their entire communication here.
That’s a start, and we commend D&P for suspending the funds, but a temporary suspension is not what we had in mind. I hope it’s just the beginning. If they are travelling to Mexico to investigate, however, they had better book flights to every country around the globe where our money is being used to fund abortion promoters. (Hey, do you think they would let one of the LifeSite Reporters go with them on the flight?)
We keep on keeping on until all the blood money stops flowing.
Addendum: What is the point of them flying to Mexico? To actually hear their partners deny the evidence that we’ve all seen? I really don’t see the point of it, actually. Does anyone really believe they are going to convert on the issue of abortion after the visit or deny their past actions? No. So what is the purpose of this trip? Seems to me this is all futile window dressing that is not going to solve anything.
Here is what is going to solve it. Immediately suspend ALL funding of ALL groups until a thorough and complete investigation is done of each and everyone. Then, reconfigure the National Board to include pro-life leaders who have a veto on where the money goes. That is the only thing that is going to satisfy us.