Posted by in News on April 12, 2017

‘Devastating Consequences’ for Women, Girls As U.S. Defunds UN Agency


United Nations — The U.S. has withdrawn all of its funding to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency that works on family planning and reproductive health in over 150 countries.

The decision is based on what the UNFPA says is an erroneous claim that it “supports, or participates in the management of, a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilisation (in China).” According to the UNFPA, it does not promote abortions and instead “accords the highest priority to family planning to prevent unintended pregnancies to eliminate recourse to abortion.”

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Source: Allafrica

 

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