“The Bush administration announced yesterday it will withhold $34 million in international family planning funds from the United Nations, saying the organization implicitly condones forced abortions and sterilizations in China. The move drew praise from abortion opponents and criticism from proponents of family planning, who said it will undermine poor women’s health. Conservatives had lobbied the White House for months on the issue, saying the U.N. Population Fund, or UNFPA, violated U.S. law by supporting China’s “one-child” policy, which has led to abortions against women’s will.”
U.S. Withholds $34 Million in Family Planning Funding to U.N.
Admittedly, the Chinese government’s policies are immoral, but does the administration want us to believe that the only beneficiary of UNFPA services is the Chinese government? What about the women in Africa or Latin America or Russia whom UNFPA helps with family planning (pills and condoms)? Is penalizing China really the lesser of the two evils?