World Vision distributes and promotes contraception, especially condoms.
This 2013 World Vision document on Global Health focuses on “healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy.” The document establishes World Vision’s work in the promotion of “family planning” and “reproductive health” by promoting and establishing “family planning clinics,” working with “family planning providers,” and implementing “family planning programs.” While this could be interpreted to mean “natural family planning,” as will be shown in this report, World Vision’s approach to “family planning” includes contraception and condoms.
Even though World Vision claims that its family planning methods are not abortive, World Vision is nonetheless promoting and training people in the use of contraception.
World Vision’s Global Health document goes on to illustrate its work to promote contraceptive “family planning.”
World Vision trains and supports community health workers (CHWs) to deliver comprehensive health and nutrition messages to every pregnant woman and her family in each village supported by World Vision. … During visits, CHWs deliver appropriate messages at the right time, which include specific messages about HTSP and modern family planning.
WV’s 2009 document titled, “World Vision: Focus on Health,” explains that its Pragati Child Survival project increased the use of contraception from 12 to 27 percent.
World Vision’s report on its Pragati project in India details its work over four years to change attitudes and behaviors with regard to all forms of contraception. Page 4 of World Vision’s Pragati project conclusively illustrates that World Vision is indeed distributing all forms of contraception. It says:
“The Pragati project also made sure … that volunteers were able to demonstrate contraceptive use and talk acceptors through the process as often as necessary, until they felt comfortable in their knowledge and ability to use a method properly. This proved especially important for condom and oral contraceptive users.“
Most telling in this report is World Vision’s description of how it worked to change attitudes in India toward contraception use. Page 5 of the report illustrates how WV’s Pragati project more than doubled the contraceptive prevalence rate in the three regions in which it worked.
World Vision’s website, under the “Health” heading, has an entire page devoted to its philosophy on birth spacing. In this page, WV asks the question, “How can a teenage girl avoid becoming pregnant?” The answer boils down to ensuring that young women are using some form of contraception, including abortifacient “emergency contraception” pills. WV’s answer is:
Complete sexual abstinence is the most effective way to avoid pregnancy and STIs/HIV. However, abstinence may be hard to practice consistently. Should young people become sexually active, they need to know about contraceptive methods, including condoms and emergency contraceptive pills. Young men need to share responsibility for protecting young women from unintended pregnancy and STIs/HIV. They should use condoms consistently and correctly to prevent STIs/HIV even when their partners are using another contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy.
Contraceptive methods can be used to delay the first pregnancy. All methods, except for sterilization, are safe for girls to use. When she is ready to become pregnant, she can simply stop using the method. Emergency Contraceptive Pills can prevent pregnancy when taken within 5 days of unprotected sex; that is, when no method was used, a method was used incorrectly or a method failed.
Later on the page is a question about whether or not it is safe for a women to become pregnant after the age of 34 years. WV’s answer is:
No, the risk of the mother or the baby dying increases steadily after she turns 35. Older mothers should be encouraged to protect themselves from pregnancy by using a long-acting or permanent contraceptive method.
World Vision’s brochure for its “Channels of Hope” program talks about overcoming the religious objections to the use of contraception in Kenya, while boasting of its success in increasing the use of modern contraceptives. The brochure says:
Fears and misconceptions about family planning methods are common. In this predominantly Christian area, many assert that using any form of contraception is “against God’s will” so they ignore or resist information about it. Through World Vision’s Channels of Hope for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CoH MNCH) program, faith leaders are learning how to tackle perceptions about family planning—often considered a volatile or taboo issue—and are breaking down walls of stigma and discrimination.
At the mid-term, 65 percent of women in Alego-Usonga who have a child under two years of age have chosen to use a modern method of contraception. In 2015 alone, the faith leaders referred 4,288 women to family planning services. More than half (2,819) are now using a method of contraception that is right for them.
The brochure then provides a chart for the different forms of contraception being promoted through World Vision’s project:
There are dozens of other World Vision documents illustrating the promotion of contraception, but this sampling suffices to make the point; World Vision is a contraception-spreading organization.
Because of World Vision’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.