Theresa May slammed for African family planning pledge

Theresa May has come under fire for pledging £200 million towards ‘family planning’ services in Africa and Asia.

During her visit to Kenya, the Prime Minister announced the creation of the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme.

The programme supposedly provides women and girls with contraceptive options, but in the past, vast sums of foreign development money has been given to abortion giant Marie Stopes International (MSI).


In the past five years, MSI received over £200 million from the Department for International Development (DFID), despite 65 per cent of the British public saying they oppose UK taxpayer money being spent on abortions overseas.

The abortion giant’s accounts show DFID was its single biggest financial backer, having given the abortion provider £44 million in 2017.

Culture of Life Africa President Obianuju Ekeocha says spending Western money on contraception and abortions to alleviate poverty causes more harm than good.

She tweeted: “There is so much damage on African women by western-donated contraceptive drugs and devices, to the point of human rights abuse”.

‘Destroying Africa’

Elsewhere, she refuted claims that overpopulation is a problem for people in the most underdeveloped parts of Africa.

“No, their most crushing problems are lack of: Good governance, Education, Employment, Food & Water, Security, Stability.”

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