D&P’s Haiti Relief Going To Pro-Abort Groups – I told you so.

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.



7 thoughts on “D&P’s Haiti Relief Going To Pro-Abort Groups – I told you so.

  1. Not really back, Steve. Just couldn’t keep this one out of the blog.

    Back into the catacombs for me….

    Ciao baby.

    By the way, you’re doing a great job…keep it up.

  2. No need to give any money to Develpment and Peace I say, since they get millions from the Canadian International Development Agency, an arm of the federal government. And they don’t even have to work for it. They just ask, and they get it. Besides, they’re supposed to be a Catholic organisation, but they just don’t get it.

  3. Hi Guys!

    Miss me? Thought you would all like this. By the way, your comments on D&P are as stupid as they have always been

    great work!!

    from blogbybeckett

    “Is it OK to own a Canadian?”
    This is tres tres bien:

    “In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant
    Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus
    18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.
    The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, written by a US
    man, and posted on the Internet. It’s funny, as well as informative:

    Dear Dr. Laura:

    Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s
    Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that
    knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend
    the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them
    that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination … End
    of debate.

    I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other
    elements of God’s Laws and how to follow them.

    1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male
    and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A
    friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not
    Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?

    2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned
    in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a
    fair price for her?

    3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is
    in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness – Lev.15: 19-24. The problem
    is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

    4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it
    creates a pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev.1:9. The problem is my
    neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I
    smite them?

    5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath.
    Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally
    obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

    6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is
    an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than
    homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this? Are there
    ‘degrees’ of abomination?

    7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if
    I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading
    glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some
    wiggle-room here?

    8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the
    hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by
    Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

    9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig
    makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

    10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two
    different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing
    garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester
    blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really
    necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town
    together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn’t we just burn them to
    death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep
    with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

    I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy
    considerable expertise in such matters, so I’m confident you can help.

    Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and

    Your adoring fan.

    James M. Kauffman,
    Ed.D. Professor Emeritus,
    Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
    University of Virginia

    PS (It would be a damn shame if we couldn’t own a Canadian)”

  4. Paul,

    I’m not sure what this has to do with the moral problems of abortion and D&P’s promotion of groups who support it.

    Are you suggesting that the condemnation of abortion is as obsolete as the Old Testament proscriptions mentioned in your post? I really hope not.

    Are you suggesting that God’s punishments were not to be taken seriously? That those acts committed were not punishable by death? I hope not.

    You obviously have no clue about

    1) how to read the Old Testament as a Catholic,
    2) the difference between intrinsic evil and circumstantial evil and
    3) where abortion, homosexuality, and other moral crimes fit into the wider library of sins condemned by God.

    Dr. Laura has no real answer because, as a Jew, she does not have the New Testament or thousands of years of moral theology to help understand God’s laws in the course of Salvation History.

    But if you think you can “shame us” because we believe in God’s wisdom in prescribing such “harsh punishments”, please, the floor is yours. Go ahead and “make my day”. 🙂

  5. By the way, I find it instructive that you align yourself with the sentiments of that post…which is basically that of a liberal.

    No surprise, of course. But good information just the same.

  6. Paul’s comment is a sure sign of desperation, let alone an indicator of abysmal ignorance of the development of doctrine.

    The party is over, Paul. Deal with it.

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