CARE International promotes and distributes all forms of contraceptives (including abortifacients), advocates for the decriminalization of abortion, promotes deviant sexuality, and is partnered with Marie Stopes International and Planned Parenthood for family planning projects.
Promotion of Contraception
Through many, many documents created by CARE itself, the organization makes no apology for its promotion of all forms of contraceptives. CARE promotes condoms, injectable contraceptives, Intra-Uterine Devices (IUD), oral contraceptives, and emergency contraceptives in its programs, handbooks and literature.
In 2015, CARE joined Catholics for Choice and Planned Parenthood in signing a letter to congress asking for $1 billion to be allocated to contraception programs for international development and assistance programs.
On its website is a post from 2012 listing 10 tips for world leaders attending the World Summit on Family Planning. On this top 10 list, CARE calls for “universal access to contraception,” calls contraception a “human right,” advocates for oral contraception and IUDs, and requests that contraception should be included in disaster relief.
That same year, CARE published a document titled, “Addressing Unmet Need for Family Planning in Developing Countries: The Case for IUDs“. While acknowledging that the IUD acts as an “emergency contraceptive,” CARE fails to mention that the reason for this is that the IUD is in fact committing an abortion by not allowing a baby to implant in the womb after having been conceived.
In 2011, CARE launched a program called Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care in Emergencies (SAF PAC). Stated objective number 5 of the SAF Pac initiative is, “To increase the number of new users of modern contraceptive methods.”
In a statement on International Women’s Day, CARE stated that its reproductive health programs, which provide contraceptives, “are as vital to saving lives as vaccines, antibiotics or obstetric care.”
Distribution of Contraception
In 2012, CARE produced a document titled, “Learning, Sharing, Adapting: Innovations in Maternal Health Programming,” wherein it outlined it’s distribution of various forms of contraception. Describing its Uzazi Bora Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, CARE’s document states:
“CARE and the BCZ promoted a technical package of five crucial SRMH services:
Family Planning (FP): All health facilities in Kasongo offered short-term methods (male and female condoms, oral contraceptives and injectables) and, as needed, referrals to the four facilities that offered long-term and permanent methods — implants, IUDs, tubal ligation and vasectomy. Emergency contraception was available, most often dispensed in post-gender-based violence (GBV) care.”
CARE’s 2010 document, “Maternal Mortality: A Solvable Problem,” explains CARE’s family planning programs in Sierra Leone. It also mentions that CARE has partnered with Marie Stopes International, the main competitor of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Page 4 of “Maternal Mortality: A Solvable Problem” decries the lack of access to contraception and points out how its partnership with Marie Stopes International is working to increase contraceptive use. It says, “At CARE’s partner Marie Stopes International, half of the delegation learns about a social marketing program to increase contraception use and travels to an outreach clinic where women receive family planning services.”
Promotion of Abortion
On April 18, 2007, Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE called on Congress to repeal the Mexico City Policy, which forbids the use of federal funds abortions overseas.
On January 22, 2009, the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, CARE lamented the Mexico City Policy’s ban on funding for organizations that promote or provide abortions, and reiterated its call to rescind the policy. Christy Turlington Burns, a CARE Advocate for Maternal Health, said in her article, “In 1984, the Reagan administration established the Mexico City Policy – widely referred to as the Global Gag Rule because it denies foreign organizations receiving U.S. family-planning assistance the right to use their own non-U.S. funds to provide legal abortion or counsel, or even to refer to abortion or to lobby for the legalization of abortion.”
The 2014 CARE International Advocacy Handbook specifies how to very carefully and quietly advocates for abortion. In short, it outlines their advocacy work and details how to handle various “sensitive” situations, and how to work with allies and opponents in order to accomplish their goals.
Given that “anti-abortion” is identified under those CARE considers to be “opponents,” this would indicate that those who oppose abortion are opponents to CARE.
On page 39, the document indicates that CARE engages in advocacy for “sensitive” matters, but it does so quietly so as not to harm donor relations, or its reputation (among other things).
At the top of the list of examples of “sensitive issues” is “abortion.”
The point is, this policy brief is an example of CARE’s advocacy policy (as found in its handbook) in actual practice.
Partnership with Abortion Providers
In 2008, CARE published a document titled, “Voices from the Village: “Improving Lives through CARE’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs.” In this document, CARE boasts of how its “Extra Mile Initiative” (EMI) helped the Social Development Committee of Fotsialanana to forge a partnership with Marie Stopes International to facilitate the implantation of IUDs and commit surgical sterilizations.
In 2013, CARE actually partnered up with an affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). In addition to end restrictions on IUDs and other implantable contraceptives, this collaborative effort convinced the nation of Chad sanction permanent sterilization, such as through vasectomies and tubal ligations.
Promotion of Sexual Perversion
In 2008, CARE published a toolkit for its program called the “Inner Spaces Outer Faces Initiative” (ISOFI). Contained in the toolkit are a series of games and exercises intended to educate on all aspects of sexuality, including contraception, fornication, and homosexuality.
Page 11 of the ISOFI toolkit provides a definition of sexuality which is directly opposed to Catholic teaching, and outlines sexual rights that include contraception, homosexuality, and eroticism.
Page 19 provides instructions for a word-association game related to sexuality. The intent is to break down taboos and facilitate discussions on the words produced. Some of the suggested words and phrases in the toolkit include, “abortion,” “masturbation,” “pornography,” “lesbian,gay,” and “anal sex.”
Page 40 explains that homosexuality is nothing but a preference and can be “healthy.”
There can be no doubt that CARE International, as an organization, has an agenda to promote and distribute contraception through its sexual and reproductive health programs. This fact is indicated in its own documents, advocacy work and public statements. CARE is a willing partner with the two largest abortion providers in the world (Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International) for the promotion and distribution of contraceptives and the performance of sterilizations. CARE’s reproductive health programs promote a perverted and unhealthy idea regarding human sexuality that is destructive not only to the body, but also to the soul.
Because of CARE’s unwavering promoting of these grave moral evils, no Christian could ever, in good conscience, support, provide funds or a clean image for this organization.