LATIN CHILDREN IN DANGER
by Magaly Llaguno
An international sex education congress took place in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, on 15-19 June, 1992, co-sponsored by UNFPA, IPPF and JOICFP (the
Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning--
IPPF's Japan affiliate). The Congress was euphemistically called "Latin
American Encounter on Adolescent Health."
The sex indoctrinators vowed to invade every Latin American country with
their philosophy. A pro-lifer who attended the Congress reported to us that
among the objectives discussed by the official participants from Latin
American and other countries were:
changing adult attitudes toward the use of contraceptives by adolescents;
informing adolescents about AIDS and STDs without producing feelings of
fear, prioritizing their right to sexual pleasure;
promoting sex ed programs for adolescents which include information on
all contraceptive/ abortifacient methods, and
making those methods available to them.
The real problem, as the participants saw it, was not that adolescents are
having sex, but that they are not using contraceptives. The goal seems to
be recreation without procreation, a typical Planned Parenthood philosophy.
Rafael Sanchez of the Brazilian Department of Health stated that health
programs must prevent the first pregnancy, so that girls will have the
pleasure of sex without the consequence of pregnancy.
All leaders of Latin American organizations who attended the sex-ed
congress were encouraged to implement in their own country, the proposals
presented. UNFPA's representative promised the support of that organization
in implementing the necessary changes throughout the Hispanic countries.
Other organizations are already initiating aggressive adolescent programs.
In order to involve adolescents in sexual matters, BEMFAM (Brazil's IPPF
affiliate), is promoting "recreational" activities, including sex-related
topics. There is a "health center" in Sao Paulo which makes sex education
and contraceptives/abortifacients available to adolescents. ECOS, a
Brazilian organization, produces school materials--especially videos--on
contraception. Two videos produced by ECO are "Make it Happy" and "Going
About Life with Love and Know How." Both teach contraception to
Guatemala's IPPF affiliate, APROFAM, has also made great "progress" in this
respect, even though the government has yet to officially allow its "sex
indoctrinators" and perverted materials into the public schools. APROFAM
has an "adolescent center" called "Centro del Adolescente El Camino", where
contraceptives have been given to minors for over 11 years. It also has a
"hotline" similar to Miami's "The Link" through which trained counselors
give information and advice on sex education, contraceptives and
abortifacients. APROFAM claims that its "educational activities" also
include some churches.
The anti-life strategy in Colombia is very clear. In a short paragraph
published in "The Lancet" (5 October 1991), pro-abortionist Malcolm Potts
explained how easy it was to "enshrine the right to family planning" in the
new Colombian constitution; the bishops were "silent on this issue during
the constitutional debate" but "focused instead on divorce . . . and the
concordat between Colombia and the Vatican," which was also being
negotiated at that time.
Japan's JOICFP--IPPF affiliate--has produced several videotapes for
adolescents that border on kiddie porn. One of them (Musica para Dos--
"Music for Two") was purchased by UNICEF ("Evaluation Report, Integrated
Project and IEC Materials in Guatemala and Mexico", 14 December 1991).
JOICFP is the main promoter of Planned Parenthood's sex education in Latin
America. At a meeting in Japan on 1 May of this year, Ana Munoz de Gaviria,
the First Lady of Colombia, agreed to bring sex education into her
country's public schools, displacing religious education (see HLI Reports,
August, 1992, p. 3).
According to its magazine, "JOICFP's goals are to promote better health and
advance family planning for people in the developing countries." It
conducts the following activities: training, international meetings,
development of educational aids, commodities assistance, research and
study, etc. JOICPF "engages in close contacts, consultation and cooperation
with the Government of Japan (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the
Ministry of Health and Welfare), the Japan International Cooperation Agency
(JICA), and such international organizationas as UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, and
non-governmental organizations working in the developing countries, like
the International Planned Parenthood Federation." According to former World
Bank president Robert McNamara, who spoke at a recent meeting of Population
Forum 21 in Tokyo (20 April), "Japan is destined to play a larger and
larger role on the world scene." It seems Japan's government is already
having an active role in the promotion of immoral sex education,
contraceptives/abortifacients among Latin American children. (Remember that
the next time you plan to buy a Japanese product--ed.)