After discovering that the so-called family planning organization known as the United Nations Population Fund supports abortion and forced sterilization, President Donald Trump has opted to eliminate all funding to the baby-killing agency.
As noted by The Washington Post, the $32.5 million previously earmarked for the group — formerly known as the United Nations Fund for Population Activities — will instead be redirected to U.S. Agency for International Development programs that promote actual family planning and reproductive health.
The decision was based primarily on the group’s shameful support of China’s so-called family planning policies, which allow for sex-selection abortion and involuntary sterilization, the latter in promotion of the nation’s rule mandating that families give birth to no more than one child. China began easing the policy in 2015, but hasn’t changed enough, according to a State Department statement.
“This determination was made based on the fact that China’s family planning policies still involve the use of coercive abortion and involuntary sterilisation, and UNFPA partners on family planning activities with the Chinese government agency responsible for these coercive policies,” the State Department wrote in a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, according to the Catholic News Agency.
While liberals across the world were predictably outraged, those who care about human rights were thrilled.
“We want to thank the Trump administration,” Stephen Phelan of Human Life International, told LifeSiteNews. “This is wonderful news both for the people in China who are most vulnerable — the women and babies who are most vulnerable to what the Chinese government has been doing these last several decades.”
“We are thrilled that the U.S. is no longer funding forced abortion and involuntary sterilization in China,” Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, said, according to LifeSiteNews. “The blood of Chinese women and babies will no longer be on our hands.”
“I have consistently advocated for the defunding of UNFPA over the years,” he continued.
And he was right in his desire. As was noted by New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith during a congressional hearing two years ago, “The UN Population Fund (has) helped fund birth restrictions, fund forced abortions, and a massive and coercive family planning bureaucracy.”
It is a rotten organization from top to bottom, which, of course, is true of much of the United Nations, period. And while Trump is clearly not yet quite ready to defund the entire organization, this is a terrific start.
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