Helen Keller International not only dispenses abortifacient contraception to poor people in third world nations, but it even performs surgical sterilizations.
According to a 2012 report from the COREgroup, “HKI integrated family planning into child nutrition programs for 30 villages” where “women could obtain a prescription for contraceptives or be given their first supply of oral pills.”
This 2012 evaluation report from USAID indicates that Helen Keller International received $11.9 million towards family planning projects in the Philippines. Family planning almost always means modern contraception, however as Helen Keller International explains on one of its own Flickr photos, under the heading of “Family Planning in the Philippines,” it’s pretty clear that for HKI, in this instance, “family planning” also means “surgical sterilization.”
HKI’s Flickr account shows a picture of one of the Philippine doctors performing a female sterilization she learned through HKI’s training program.
This 2004 evaluation of the EnRich Project shows that Helen Keller International’s inclusion of “family planning” in its projects means increasing the use of contraceptives, and training hospital staff in the performance of surgical sterilizations, such as what is indicated by HKI’s Flickr photo.
Page 62 of this report indicates that HKI worked to improve the contraceptive prevalence rate in the Philippines from 25.7% in Jan. 2003 to 32.96% in April 2004.
Beginning on page 64, under the heading “Other Process Indicators” for the same evaluation of HKI’s EnRICH project, HKI trained 15 health workers as trainers on family planning counseling, trained 56 other health workers on family planning counseling and trained hospital staff on male and female sterilizations.
From 2006-2011, HKI was a part of a family planning project of USAID in Senegal. Project objectives specifically under HKI’s responsibility include the provision of and encouragement in the use of a wide range of contraceptives. This 2007-2008 annual report on the project outlines HKI’s involvement in the project. Page 5 of the annual report shows that Helen Keller International was responsible for the MNCH/FP/Malaria component of the project, and then page 6 explains what the FP (family planning) element means.
In 2014, the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation commended Helen Keller International for its work to … among other things … “counsel mothers on modern forms of contraception.”
This 2010 power point presentation created by Leonardo Alcantara of Helen Keller International outlines some of the family planning outcomes of a Communication for Behavior Change session called “Tumpukan Na,” including 21 female sterilizations.
Helen Keller International is not only willing to distribute contraception and promote its use, it is even helping to sterilize entire populations. This is the very definition of population control, but it is hiding under the guise of assisting the poor.
Because of Helen Keler International’s unwavering promotion of these grave moral evils, no Christian could ever, in good conscience, support, provide funds or a clean image for this organization.