Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pro Abortion Chowdhury At Saint Peter's College

Saint Peter’s College in New Jersey announced recently that a population control advocate who supported efforts to reduce population in China and India, supports the distribution of contraceptives, and even opposed the Holy See on conscience clauses to protect healthcare workers from being forced to perform or take part in abortions will be honored at the college’s May 21 commencement ceremony.

Former U.N. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury is scheduled to be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and deliver the commencement address at Monday’s ceremony. According to the college’s website, “Ambassador Chowdhury is an active advocate and renowned lecturer in world affairs.

But what does Chowdhury advocate?

In 1983, The U.N. Fund for Population Activities, which Chowdhury chaired, outraged many by awarding grants to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India’s efforts at population control and to China’s family planning chief for their efforts to reduce population. Both countries reportedly ”used brutal methods to curb population growth,” according to the New York Times including forced sterilization. Anwarul K. Chowdhury also served as President of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) which was labeled by The Vatican, according to the New York Times, as “an advocate of birth control.” And it doesn’t stop there. Chowdhury currently sits on the board of the population control group “Population 2005” which lists as its goal and purpose:
Accessibility to reproductive health services to all individuals of appropriate ages through the primary health care system as soon as possible and no later than the year 2000.
Meeting the family planning needs of all countries’ populations as soon as possible and no later than the year 2015 so as to provide universal access to a full range of safe and reliable family planning methods and lawful reproductive health services to individuals and couples who need them. He sits on that board with not one, but two former high ranking members of Planned Parenthood. 
Link (here) to the Cardinal Newman Society to read the full article

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