"Catholic Relief Services facilitated the distribution of more than two million units of various types of contraception, including abortifacients, in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the course of four years, the Lepanto Institute says in a new report.
The program resulted in skyrocketing birth control use in the region where previously residents had minimal knowledge of contraception, says Lepanto.
The US Bishops’ international relief agency was an implementing partner from 2006 to 2010 in the US-funded Project AXxes, in which 'family planning' was a 'key objective,' delivering contraception, including abortifacients, Intra Uterine Devices (IUD) and related insertion kits, and also surgical sterilization kits, according to the program documents.
The documents reveal as well that CRS’s efforts included seeing to it that 'family planning' messaging and supplies were incorporated into vaccination, neonatal, Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and other aspects of the USAID-funded project.
CRS did not respond to LifeSiteNews’ inquiry on the report prior to press time.
Inventory reports submitted to the U.S. government show how CRS took in 2.25 million units of abortifacient contraception and condoms, and that these contraceptives were distributed from CRS’s warehouse throughout the health zones in the Congo for which CRS was responsible."
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