UNICEF funds anti-life group that targets children
The United Nations Children's Fund supports a South African organization that encourages children to engage in sexual and homosexual behavior and to have abortions, without their parents' knowledge or consent.
The organization, called loveLife, says on its website that UNICEF provides "major funding" for its programs.
LoveLife seems eager to shepherd children towards abortion and provides the toll-free phone number for Marie Stopes International abortuaries. LoveLife reminds children "it is your right to get counseling. It is your right to get an abortion. If people are unhelpful, don't get discouraged. Keep trying. You don't need permission from anybody to have an abortion." Lovelife also mention that a girl can have an abortion - a procedure it describes as "a gentle suction" - without telling her parents. Instead, a girl should, "Talk to someone - a health worker, a counselor, or someone you can trust." After the abortion, loveLife recommends that boyfriend and girlfriend should "celebrate together," and have sex "gently." According to loveLife, a girl will "feel a sense of relief" after the abortion.
With regard to homosexuality, loveLife says, "Some people prefer not to limit their horny feelings to only half the population. They'll fall in love with whoever feels right - male or female. Why let body parts limit the power of love?!" LoveLife also says, "Most people fall in love with someone of the same sex at least once in their lives."
LoveLife's descriptions of sexual acts are especially graphic and will offend most parents and will be considered pornographic by many. Instead of warning children that condoms do not provide protection from many sexually transmitted diseases, loveLife asserts that condoms "are the best thing for sex! No side-effects and no worries about babies, HIV/AIDS or disgusting sores on your private parts!"
Lovelife seems to be held in high regard by the United Nations, and by UNICEF in particular. In a press release, loveLife reports that in 2000 it was "selected by the United Nations – (including) UNICEF, UNAIDS and UNDP - as the only organization to be profiled at the official UN World AIDS events at the UN headquarters in New York."
The Vatican withdrew its annual contribution to UNICEF four years ago because of its fears that UNICEF supports abortion. In recent months, UNICEF has reached out to the Vatican and pro-life leaders to allay this suspicion. Chiefly, UNICEF fears problems from the U.S. Congress, which contributes $110 million annually to UNICEF coffers.