The winner selected for the United Nations Population Award shows how much UNFPA appreciates the crass manipulation of international law to push abortion onto countries. Adrienne Germain is a long-time abortion activist distinguished by her unabashed efforts to insert the Trojan horse of “reproductive” language in international population policies as a way to fool and pressure countries into relinquishing protective laws against abortion.
I wrote about Adrienne in “Rigging the System: Unraveling the Scheme to Steer Funding and Power to Abortion Groups Through the United Nations.” (A brief version appeared in the Washington Times titled “United Nations’ Abortion Fine Print.”)
Ms. Germain, the first scholar to develop the concept of “reproductive health” in 1987, has a distinguished history as a prolific writer in the area of family planning, and is recognized as one of the pioneers linking fertility and population policies with the status of women, as far back as 1975. She played a major role as a member of the United States delegation to the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994, and in the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.
Ms. Germain served as an advisor to numerous international population programmes, and helped prepare the “Reproductive Health Strategy” by the World Health Organization. Her working career included leadership positions at the Population Council, the Ford Foundation, and the International Women’s Health Coalition, where she served as President from 1998 until her retirement in 2011.
The UN General Assembly established the award in 1981. A committee run by UNFPA chooses the recipients. The 2012 Population Awards will be presented at UN Headquarters in New York in June.
LifeNews Note: Wendy Wright writes for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. This article originally appeared in the pro-life group’s Turtle Bay and Beyond blog and is used with permission.