When the Haiti earthquake disaster struck, I warned readers of this blog that they should be very judicious to whom they send their money. ‘Cause, as I am sure you all know, in the “disaster relief” market, there’s a sucker born every minute…
Whenever an emergency or natural disaster hits, so does, unfortunately, massive fraud. The hucksters are always out to either profit or push their agenda. Remember 9/11 and Planned Parenthood? PPFA practices a very selective form of generosity to the victims of horrible tragedy. After so many lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attack, the January 2006 Sago Mine disaster, and Hurricane Katrina, PPFA offered relief to survivors … in the form of free birth control and abortions. (Source)
Remember the Tsunami?When you give a donation these days, don’t be the useful idiot for the anti-family lobby. Do not be tricked by the “urgency” of those asking for the donations either. Clear your head, do a little research, and take your time. With the internet these days, it’s relatively easy to find organizations where your money is not going to end up in a pro-abort’s bank account or in some unscrupulous person’s pocket.
I also pointed out that two of D&P’s partners in Haiti were pro-abortion, and there was no guarantee that they would not also be seeing some of that “relief” cash…
In Socon or Bust’s original investigation of D&P’s partners in Haiti, for instance, it was discovered that they were sponsoring two organizations who promoted abortion: Kay Fanm and Fanm Deside. Readers can learn more about them and their pro-abort activities here and here. Their press release says that most of the $50K is going to Caritas Haiti, but what guarantees are there that some of the money is not going to be funnelled to the two groups listed above as well?
Later on, Socon or Bust discovered a third “pro-reproductive rights” group called Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP), operating in Haiti.
Last week, the Catholic Register’s Michael Swan gave us an update on Development & Peace’s Haiti relief efforts. You can read about it here. But I want to focus our attention on this part of the article…
Development and Peace partners are trying to establish a more normal life for the earthquake refugees with short-term cash for work programs, as well as training in building skills so Haitians can be employed in reconstruction projects, said Bucher. Femme Decidé has been paying women to grow and plant saplings in areas that have suffered erosion. Another Development and Peace partner, the Papaye Peasant Movement, has used Development and Peace funding to travel to Brazil and learn how to make large scale water tanks that collect rain water for irrigation and drinking. The hope is the group will be able to establish a small-scale industry building the tanks.
Helping women and small farmers find a way to make a viable living and build a future for their children is all about long-term planning and organizing. It’s much less expensive than flashy three-month emergency operations setting up tent cities, mobile clinics and feeding stations.
“Our specialty is not emergency relief where we go and buy 20,000 tents and feed 500,000 people for three months,” said Bucher. “Our forte is in the partnerships we have with local organizations. Our forte is much more in the area of reconstruction.”
These are the same two groups identified months ago by Socon or Bust as having goals and objectives in diametric opposition to the Catholic Church. I asked the question if these groups were getting some of the money from the Haiti relief effort. It appears that my question has been answered. And what’s more, it looks like they are getting even more money than they would otherwise get.
Does the area of “reconstruction” include contraceptives? Does it include “family planning” as part of these “rebuilding efforts”? These are questions that are likely never to be asked…or answered. Their specialty is not “emergency relief”. It’s “partnerships” and “reconstruction”. In other words, it more dough to do what they’re regular mandate is.