MTV Criticized for Donating Haiti Fundraising Proceeds to Pro-Abortion UNICEF

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 3, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

MTV Criticized for Donating Haiti Fundraising Proceeds to Pro-Abortion UNICEF

by Steven Ertelt Editor
February 3
, 2010

New York, NY ( — MTV is facing criticism from a pro-life group for having a fundraising campaign to raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti and donating proceeds to a pro-abortion group. Money raised from MTV’s “Hope for Haiti Now” digital release and telethon will go to UNICEF.

That’s upsetting to Erik Whittington, director of the youth pro-life group Rock for Life.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the Haitian people who need food, water, medicine, housing and help rebuilding. The last thing Haitians need is UNICEF’s anti-life agenda of abortion," he told this afternoon. "We will not let UNICEF’s despicable record of using humanitarian crisis to push their anti-life agenda go unnoticed and unchallenged."

“Hope for Haiti Now” is the MTV campaign that features well-known artists such as Jay-Z, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Alicia Keys, Neil Young, Christina Aguilera and others.

Whittington indicates it was initiated by a phone call between George Clooney and MTV Networks.

That the money would go to a pro-abortion group is not surprising given the pro-abortion bent of most Hollywood elite.

Crow is a longtime pro-abortion activist who signed her name on a statement of support for a pro-abortion march a few years ago.

Whittington told, “We implore MTV Networks to drop UNICEF from its list of non-profits receiving funds from the Hope for Haiti Now project. MTV has enough controversy on its hands already from pushing sexual immorality and abortion to the youth of America."

"We also Americans to open their hearts and their wallets to the Haitian people, but not through an immoral organization like UNICEF," he said.

UNICEF has been found to have promoted abortion in the neighboring Dominican Republic.

The group persistently denies they support abortion in any way, shape, or form, but researchers at the United Nations have shown otherwise.

UNICEF has also issued reports claiming that, "Having a child remains one of the biggest health risks for women worldwide," and implying that abortion is better for women.

This isn’t the first connection between abortion advocates and fundraising efforts for Haiti.

As reported, Planned Parenthood, sensing a good time for a fundraising opportunity, asked for donations for its local affiliate to promote birth control and condoms. The money would go to its local affiliate in Haiti, which has also pushed overturning the country’s laws banning abortions.

ACTION: Contact MTV at MTV Networks, c/o MTV Studios, 1515 Broadway, New York, New York 10036 or go to

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