WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11 (C-Fam) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has released its first LGBTQI+ Inclusive Development Policy, the purpose of which is to spread controversial gender ideology through foreign assistance. The policy also refers to “comprehensive sexuality education” and “reproductive rights,” which are widely understood to include abortion in addition to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Critics expressed concern about tying this controversial agenda to crucial foreign assistance to poor countries. Max Primorac of the Heritage Foundation condemned the Biden administration for the “gross misuse” of international aid. He charges that the U.S. government is prioritizing its social agenda, from gender ideology to aggressive climate action, while risking aggravating poverty in Africa.
Primorac argued against “tying future lifesaving aid to forcing Africans to abandon their traditional family values,” which he called irresponsible and a danger to national security.