President Trump Defunds UN Abortion Outfit Devoted to Population Control

By Anika Smith Published on April 4, 2017

The State Department has said it will end U.S. funding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a group that promotes abortion overseas.

In a letter to U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, the State Department said it would not fund the UNFPA because it “supports, or participates in the management of, a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.”

The State Department said its decision “was made based on the fact that China’s family planning policies still involve the use of coercive abortion and involuntary sterilization, and UNFPA partners on family planning activities with the Chinese government agency responsible for these coercive policies.”

The U.N. agency has been linked with human rights abuses around the world, including forced sterilizations and abortions in China.

Forced abortions and sterilizations were uncovered by pro-life journalists in China as recently as 2009. Since Reagan, only the Obama administration has funded the population control group.

The announcement takes Trump’s move to reinstate the Mexico City Policy one step further. That policy withholds U.S. funding for international organizations that perform or promote abortions. This cut will cost the UNFPA $32.5 million.

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  • Autrey Windle

    Thank God!

  • Robert J. Cihak, MD

    Great news! But I confess that I initially misread “defunds” as “defends” in the headline. For we few smarties who think we can read quickly, it would be better to not have the meaning dependent on a single letter (or comma, etc.). Maybe something like “skewers” or “kills” would help weaklings like me but also generate more click-throughs. This reminds me of a one-page show ‘n tell article we radiology trainees would write for a medical journal back when I was a lot younger. My article title was “gastric time-bomb” which was a lot juicier than most.

  • Paul Dillon

    Good work Trump!
    Keep on keeping on. They will hate on ya till the cows come home, but it’s no matter.
    They are just taunts intended to cause you to scuttle your own agenda.

    Fight their hate with productivity.

  • Laurelmarycecilia

    God Bless President Trump…… he is fighting the good fight against all odds – the globalist establishments of the media, academia, finance, entertainment and BOTH political parties.

  • Chi @Oh_that_chick

    Good to hear.

  • Wayne Cook

    YES!!

  • Jim Walker

    Leftists Americans loves their easy access to abortions.
    At least Trump is saving the babies overseas !

    • Paul

      With other foolish countries filling the funding void, not many babies will be saved, but at least our tax $ aren’t paying for it.

      • Jim Walker

        Yes, this is sad. Maya’s is working hard these nights

  • No thanks to you, NeverTrumpers!

  • Susan Matthiesen

    I read defunds as defends also.

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