UNFPA Funding Act Threatens World's Most Vulnerable Women
WASHINGTON, DC, Mar. 29, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) -
Pro-abortion Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, has
introduced the United Nations Population Fund Funding Act
of 2001 in the US House, causing pro-life groups to warn
against funding the organization.
Judie Brown, president of American Life League, said,
"Congress must block funding for the United Nations
Population Fund, an organization which wages a war of
abortion and population reduction on the world's most
vulnerable women and children."
Brown noted that the UNFPA is a principal provider of
chemical abortion throughout the developing world, and is
perhaps the strongest ally of the International Planned
Parenthood Federation, the world's largest promoter of
abortion. Brown recalled that during the height of former
Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic's ethnic cleansing
campaigns in Kosovo the media caught UNFPA collaborating
with officials of the Milosevic regime to target Kosovar
"The UNFPA exists to deplete 'unwanted' populations, to
provide chemical abortions and to run interference for
China's coercive family planning policy," Brown said. "To
even consider funding the UNFPA is an outrage to most
Americans, who oppose abortion and overwhelmingly prefer
that foreign aid cover such basics as clean water and
infant and maternal health."
UNFPA received $25 million for fiscal year 2001. It was the
first such allocation since funding was cut because of its
involvement in China.
March 30, 2001
volume 12, no. 89
Pro Life News