World Health Organization budget reveals its extensive pro-abortion priorities

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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the budget for its Human Reproduction Programme (HRP), which has allocated 11% of its budget to promotion of what it terms “safe abortion.”

The third-largest budgeted category, “safe abortion’s” budget is more than twice the amount allocated to combat violence against women and girls, even though “eliminat[ing] all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres” is stated as a goal in the same document.


The WHO has a history of promoting a radically pro-abortion agenda. It recently released abortion guidelines which called for a global removal of all restrictions on abortion. Earlier this year, WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus called abortion “healthcare that saves lives.”

The HRP budget document similarly makes no secret of its pro-abortion agenda, proclaiming that “Abortion is health care” in a graphic which promotes the killing of preborn human beings as a “human right”: 

The document praises the move toward so-called “self-managed” or DIY abortion: “A powerful development in recent years has been the increasing evidence base for moving medical abortion care to the community level and for women to self-manage all or parts of the process.” 

It also overtly pledges to promote abortion: “HRP will also continue to guide progressive policy development and reform to increase access to safe abortion.”

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the WHO has two primary sources of revenue: 

  • assessed contributions, which are “set amounts expected to be paid by member-state governments, scaled by income and population”
  • voluntary contributions, which are “other funds provided by member states, plus contributions from private organizations and individuals.”

The United States has historically been the largest financial contributor to the WHO. However, in the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Trump administration cut funding to the organization, and the U.S. dropped behind Germany and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to become the third-largest contributor.

The Biden Administration reinstated the funding, and the United States is once more the top financial contributor to the WHO.


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