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LDI: Do Not Participate in 'Idol Gives Back'

Contact: Life Decisions International, 540-631-0380, ext. 22,


WASHINGTON, April 24 /Standard Newswire/ -- "If you believe the plight of preborn children is as important as the plight of the poor, do not participate in the 'Idol Gives Back' project," said Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International (LDI). "Idol Gives Back" will raise millions of dollars for several pre-selected charitable organizations during the "American Idol" broadcast this evening and tomorrow evening.


"It is laudable that the people involved with 'American Idol' want to help the poor but it is tragic that they would choose to do so through groups that support abortion," Scott said. UNICEF and Save the Children are two of the organizations that will benefit from the "Idol Gives Back" project.


UNICEF is closely tied to groups that promote population control and abortion, including International Planned Parenthood Federation. UNICEF coauthored many documents that call for increased access to abortion and the legalization of the deadly act worldwide. It has funded programs run by the Population Council, the group that holds the U.S. patent for the deadly abortion pill, RU-486. UNICEF has also supported a group based in South Africa that actively promotes abortion to its mostly underage audience. It is now official UNICEF policy to promote and expand access to "sexual and reproductive health services." A high-ranking UNICEF official recently said, "Abstinence is simply not a realistic option for most young people in the world today."


Save the Children has a working relationship with groups such as the Better World Fund, Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Population Action International, and UNICEF, all of which are vehemently pro-abortion.


"People who care about all children--both born and preborn--do not want to be left out of this great effort to assist the poor," Scott said, "but those in charge of the 'Idol Gives Back' project have made a conscious and informed decision to include groups that we find morally reprehensible. We are caring people who want to do our part, but we will do so through organizations that do not believe killing preborn human beings is an acceptable 'solution' to poverty and other adult-created problems."


For more information about UNICEF and Save the Children, please read LDI's March 9, 2007 press release.


For information on how to contact the corporations responsible for "American Idol," please read LDI's April 19, 2007 press release.


Life Decisions International (LDI) is dedicated to challenging the Culture of Death, concentrating on exposing and fighting the agenda of Planned Parenthood. LDI's chief project is a boycott of corporations that fund the abortion-committing giant. To learn more about Planned Parenthood, please visit: