C-Fam Applauds U.S. Decision to Withhold Funding to UNFPA

Jul 18, 2019 by

from C-Fam:

The Trump administration should be commended for once again withholding funding for the United Nations Population Fund. The agency’s work in support of family planning agencies that carry out coercive policies in China, and its choice to give its inaugural population award to the Chinese government’s family planning division are troubling. But the reasons to defund UNFPA extend far beyond that.

UNFPA claims among its chief partners Marie Stopes International and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, both of which aggressively promote abortion around the world. To fund an agency that partners with organizations that are ineligible to receive U.S. funding due to this administration’s policy, Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, would be contradictory and counterproductive.

UNFPA also falsely equates “unmet need” for family planning with lack of access, which is false in all but five percent of cases.  While UNFPA might well claim credit for having nearly saturated the global market for contraceptives, they instead misinterpret the facts in order to call for more funding.

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