From UNICEF USA:
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WHOOOOAAA!!! Let's look at that quote again: Want to help kids in other parts of the world get the things they need to survive and grow?
Survive and grow...interesting choice of words from an organization created by the United Nations. UNICEF has continually denied any hint of involvement with the abortion industry, but for most pro-life families, the UN tag has been enough to raise more than a few red flags.
Nonetheless, there are still many misguided individuals who continue to support UNICEF' despite increasing evidence of the organization's pro-abortion agenda.
The most vile aspect of UNICEF is the Halloween promotional "Trick or Treat For UNICEF, also called "Kids Helping Kids." Children are sent door to door to collect donations for the many programs sponsored by UNICEF.
A T-shirt and the chance to appear on Cartoon Network in a promotional appeal.
The "trick"? Check this out:
UNICEF joins in pro-abortion drive
New York, Oct. 5, 2007 (C-fam.org/CWNews.com) - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has joined with the sponsors of a new drive to promote legal abortion, the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam) reports.
The new global initiative was launched by various UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in New York last week, Samantha Singson reports in C-Fam's Friday Fax. UNICEF-- a UN agency that has persistently denied supporting abortion-- has joined in the "Deliver Now for Women and Children" campaign.
Marketed as a campaign to raise awareness of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on maternal and child health, the agenda of "Deliver Now" includes a call for “safe abortion"--which is treated as synonymous with legal abortion. The campaign is coordinated by The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, chaired by Kul Gautam, the deputy executive director of UNICEF and assistant secretary-general of the UN. The group's members include among others the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, International Planned Parenthood Federation, and government development agencies from the US, UK, Canada, and Bangladesh, as well as the World Health Organization and UN Population Fund.
The campaign lists a number of severe maladies that effect maternal health and concludes that "most maternal deaths could be prevented if women had access to and could use professional care." "Deliver Now" defines "quality care" as including "services before and during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, as well as safe abortion."
The "Deliver Now" web site features the stark tagline, "More than 10,000,000 deaths per year. Too many to ignore." This enormous number is the conflation of two numbers: the total number of childhood deaths per year from all causes, which is said to be 10 million; and the number of deaths women suffer from maternal causes, a highly suspect figure claimed by some UN agencies to total 500,000 per year.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the child mortality numbers are calculated from official sources including birth and death data derived from vital registration, census, and/or household surveys. On the other hand, the maternal mortality statistics are questionable estimations at best. According to the WHO, the primary source for maternal mortality statistics, "data on maternal mortality and other causes of death are often unavailable or, where available, are unreliable due to deficiencies in vital statistics registration systems." Dr. Joseph Chamie, the former head of the UN Population Division, official statisticians of the UN, states the 500,000 number used for maternal deaths cannot substantiated, and he has refused to use it.
You can read the rest of this article here.
This is, without doubt, one of the most reprehensible, insidious and evil ploys yet devised by the UN. Appealing to the sympathetic nature of the young. Lying to them and manipulating their desire to help other children. All to support the UN's pro-abortion agenda.
The response of the Catholic Church to UNICEF? The Church answered this question a few years ago:
“In fact, in 1996, the Vatican suspended its financial support—and symbolic approval—for UNICEF, a move that still rankles senior UNICEF officials and remains a public relations problem for the agency,” Douglas A. Sylva writes in The United Nations Children’s Fund: Women or Children First? Sylva’s study was published by the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute.
So...watch out for those little orange UNICEF boxes. Death is lurking; hidden under the guise of charity.
Now for a warning to the UN and UNICEF:
"But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea."