UNFPA Hands Out 22,000 Abortifacient Kits to Displaced Nigerian Women

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UNFPA Hands Out 22,000 Abortifacient Kits to Displaced Nigerian Women

April 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Assisted in part by U.S. tax dollars via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is distributing abortifacient contraceptives to women and girls throughout war-torn Nigeria.

Twenty-two thousand "Dignity Kits" with abortifacient birth control were distributed to displaced survivors in Maiduguri, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

The UNFPA is also distributing abortion kits, which it calls "comprehensive reproductive health kits," in order "to respond to their reproductive health needs."

The UN Resident Coordinator for Nigeria, Fatma Samoura, said the contraceptives were distributed with U.S. approval and support. Furthermore, she said the UNFPA would provide 4.5 million kits for "essential reproductive health services" to displaced women.

Ms. Samoura called the abortifacients "the clinical management of rape."

In her press comments, the UN senior leader said that abortifacient birth control for women is part of "some basic necessities to preserve her dignity," and "strengthen her self-esteem in a time of crisis."

“UNFPA is committed to cooperating with the people and Government of Nigeria to ensure every pregnancy is wanted," Ms. Samoura said.

Prolifers are critical of the abortifacient distribution, and of the whole idea that abortion violence is the answer to war violence and rape.

"In early March of this year, the United Nations itself reported that sexual abuse of vulnerable women and children, at the hands of UN 'peacekeepers,' continues to rise," Rick Hinshaw, director of communications for the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, told LifeSiteNews.

"If the UN Population Fund is truly concerned about promoting the dignity of displaced women and children, it will turn its attention to stamping out such vile abuse by its own personnel, rather than further victimizing these vulnerable populations through distribution of contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs," Hinshaw said.

The UNFPA has also assisted the safe delivery of more than 39,507 pregnancies in supported health facilities, according to Ms. Samoura.

Along with the abortifacients, the kits include a towel, soap, toothpaste, underwear, new clothes, and infant blankets.

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