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St. John's, Canada, Oct 6, 2011 / 06:03 am (CNA).- A Catholic maternal health group has been denied Canadian government funding for the eleventh time in nearly a decade, while organizations such as Planned Parenthood receive millions from the country.
“We were told that we would never get funding simply because we wouldn't provide reproductive health—that we were 'too Catholic' and too close to the Pope,” Dr. Robert Walley, president of Matercare International, told CNA.
Walley's organization, a group of worldwide Catholic gynecologists and obstetricians, works to reduce the over 330,000 preventable maternal deaths that occur each year in developing countries.
The news was confirmed on Oct. 3 that the group was excluded yet again from funding by the Canadian International Development Agency. This time, it happened in the context of Canada's 2010 Muskoka initiative aimed at providing global maternal health care, immunization and nutrition.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced the 28 projects that will split the $82 million in funding between now and 2016. Groups awarded the money include Planned Parenthood—which received $6 million—the United Nations Population Fund and the Canadian Red Cross.
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