The United Families International Blog

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s rebuke of the Canadian government last week finally confirms what pro-family groups have been saying for decades: when they say family planning or reproductive health, they mean abortion.

If you are unaware of the foreign affairs fiasco we are referring to, here is the back story.

As rotating head of the G8 this year, Canada is leading efforts to promote maternal and child health in developing countries. These efforts will be the primary theme at the upcoming G8 summit in June.

In outlining the initiative for the upcoming summit, conservative Prime Minister Harper specifically left out reproductive health topics, specifically abortion and contraception, preferring to focus on actual healthcare.  The choice led to a national controversy and pressure from pro-abortion lobbies.

In response to a campaign by a Canadian policy group, Harper did concede and include contraception in the initiative but refused to include…

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