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September 22, 2005

Bush stiffs UN. Good for him

From the Baptist Press...

The Bush administration has refused for the fourth consecutive year to forward money to a controversial United Nations family planning fund linked to support of China’s coercive population control program.

The State Department announced that $34 million designated by Congress for the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) would be withheld this year. As it has each year since 2002, the department determined that contributions to the organization would violate the 1985 Kemp-Kasten amendment, which prohibits family planning money from going to any entity that, as determined by the president, “supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.”

Officials in many parts of China have practiced a forced population control program for about 25 years in an attempt to curb the birth rate in the world’s most populous country. A law codifying the policy throughout China went into effect in 2002.

The policy limits couples in urban areas to one child and those in rural areas to two, if the first is a girl. Other exceptions have been made in some provinces, and the enforcement of the policy has varied among provinces. The program has been marked by coercive sterilization and abortion, but infanticide, especially of females, also has been reported.

Think the Libs will acknowledge the money Bush has saves us?

Posted by Danny Carlton at September 22, 2005 07:01 AM

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