A British pro-life group has begun a “Make Abortion History” to combat a “Make Poverty History” campaign the organization says promotes abortion around the world.

“Christians are signing up and supporting the [Make Poverty History] campaign without seeing the hidden agendas behind it,” Grace Mason of United for Life told WND, “so they are actually supporting the killing of children in poor countries by abortion while at the same time saying they want to help children of those same nations.”

The Make Poverty History campaign hopes to push the reform of trade policies, the lessening of debt owed by poor countries and a greater level of aid to the developing world. It blames poverty on “man-made factors like a glaringly unjust global trade system, a debt burden so great that it suffocates any chance of recovery and insufficient and ineffective aid.”

One of the organization’s plans is to rally in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the meeting of the G-8 nations next month.

“Make Poverty History” is part of the effort to implement the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals, eight goals that proponents hope will be met by 2015. They include promoting “gender equality and empowerment of women” and improving “maternal health” – encompassing veiled references to legal abortion.

States United for Life’s website: “We need to remind ourselves that the ‘right to life’ is the fundamental right upon which all other rights are based. The right to food, education, health care, clean water or housing, for instance, are meaningless if there is no ‘right to life.'”

The group’s Make Abortion History campaign includes the opposition of “any method of contraception which works by preventing a tiny human life from implanting in the mother’s womb – i.e., the Pill, IUD, Norplant, morning-after pill and Depo Provera.”

Pointing out global population-control programs sometimes include bribing residents of poor villages to get sterilized or take birth control, United for Life contends those same U.N.-linked programs provide little support for women giving birth.

While the Making Poverty History campaign has received the support of scores of charitable organizations, those behind Making Abortion History are challenging some of those same groups to sign onto their effort instead. United for Life is asking that organizations commit to 10 specific actions, including lobbying governments to withhold funding from U.N.-related population-control agencies.

States United for Life’s website: “We call upon all charities, organizations and government bodies to protect men, women and children from all forms of abortion.”

Mason notes some of the organizations signed onto the anti-poverty effort are notorious abortion promoters, including International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes Interational.

Asks Mason: “Why would Christians want to support something that these organizations support?”

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