Focus on IPPF – International Planned Parenthood Federation

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the world’s largest purveyor and performer of abortion, works in 170 countries with Member Associations in 147 countries which operate in 159 countries with activities in an additional 11 countries. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is one Member Association. Its mission includes, “Advocating for the right to safe abortion services and providing them to the fullest extent permitted by law.” IPPF is well-funded and well-connected; a partner with the United Nations Population Control Fund (UNFPA) in efforts to gain parliamentarians’ support for ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)’. Its active engagement at the United Nations includes funding country delegations to UN meetings where delegates recite IPPF talking points on issues that include access to abortion during negotiations. The following is a sample of recent IPPF actions. [from 2015: 47 New Pro-Life Laws Enacted in US; PNCI Global News_Dec 22, 2015] IPPF Guide to the New Global Goals The new goals contained in the 2030 Agenda go into effect next month while the indicators to measure progress on the goals are still being developed. Sustainable Development Goals: A SRHR CSO guide for national implementation by IPPF sets out “what the new 2030 Agenda means for civil society organizations (CSOs) working on SRHR and how it can be used to push for progress at the national level”. Specific actions are described that IPPF suggests SRHR activist organizations consider taking on the national level to ensure they have a significant role in the 2030 Agenda “to drive progress on the development and implementation of national plans, to play a role in monitoring and accountability of...