Apr 05 2017
The State Department says Dollars 32.5 million in funding will instead be shifted to a US Agency for International Development account for family planning and reproductive health.
"I believe that any independent, unbiased investigation into UNFPA's activities in China will lead to the inescapable conclusion that they are complicit with China's population control practices, which include forced abortion and involuntary sterilization", Littlejohn said.
The move comes as a follow up to President Trump's decision, three days after his inauguration, to restore Reagan-era policy that denies federal funding to abortion-supporting or promoting groups.
UNFPA is the leading United Nations agency promoting access to voluntary forms of family planning - services that are essential to enabling women and girls to determine the number and spacing of their children and combating violence against women and preventing child marriage.
The account will be used by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to support family planning, maternal and reproductive health activities in developing countries, it added.
The US decision to cut funding to the UN Population Fund is based on an inaccurate perception and could be devastating for the health of women and girls worldwide, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday. Still, the memo acknowledged there was no evidence of United Nations support for forced abortions or sterilization in China.
"The U.S.is one of the largest contributors to the UNFPA, and eliminating U.S. funds threatens the health and rights of millions of girls and women around the world, particularly those in crisis situations", U.N. Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin said in a statement Monday evening. "Indeed, United Nations Member States have long described UNFPA's work in China as a force for good", the statement read. "This is nowhere more clearly demonstrated than in the U.N. Population Fund's 'model country program, ' where UNFPA-trained officials oversee the enforcement of the one-child policy, and where abuses are rampant", he wrote.
It seems to be founded on the 1985 Kemp-Kasten amendment, which prohibits US taxpayer money from funding abortion or forced sterilization anywhere in the world.
This move from the Trump administration follows the president's January executive order to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, a measure that forbids the USA from sending money overseas to organizations providing abortions.
It is not unusual for Republican presidents to cut off funds to the U.N. Population Fund.
Vox also reported that this isn't the first time the US has defunded the UNFPA, leading to an impact on families.
The UN Population Fund works on population and reproductive issues. No one should applaud China's announced "two-child" policy; instead we should be insisting they abolish intrusive and abusive birth restrictions forever.
Apr 05 2017
Mike Flynn failed to initially disclose payments from Russian companies
Peter King suggested Tuesday that the committee has agreed to bring in key figures who worked with the Trump campaign and were in communication with Russian officials.
Apr 05 2017
Judge halts shutdown of last Kentucky abortion clinic
The implication here, of course, is that the transfer agreement required by the state was made impossible by the state. Governor Matt Bevin (R-KY) is hell-bent on making safe, legal abortion access a thing of the past in his state.
Apr 05 2017
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The new option available is best for finding local content merged with other things that might interest users. The rocket ship is now appearing on both platforms, for both beta and non-beta members alike.
Apr 04 2017
NJ Transit halts services after minor derailment at Penn Station
Northeast Corridor, New Jersey Coastline and Raritan Valley service was operating to/from Newark and Secaucus. New Jersey Transit said one of its trains derailed while pulling into the station at a slow speed.
Apr 03 2017
Mashrafe suspended for one ODI due to slow over-rate
Mortaza's teammates were fined 20 percent of their match fees, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a release. Sri Lanka , on the other hand, are coming on the back of an impressive T20I series win over Australia Down Under.
Apr 02 2017
WH financial disclosures: Trump advisers made millions last year
As the two Senate Democrats write , it's important "to determine which ethics rules apply to Ms. Associated Press writers Chad Day, Jack Gillum and Josh Boak contributed to this report.
Apr 01 2017
Bust: Former 3rd overall pick Jordan released by Dolphins
However, the veteran safety must first serve an eight-game suspension due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Louis, McDonald played four years with the organization, including moving with them last year to become the Los Angeles Rams.
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The PKK has led a three-decade long insurgency in southeast Turkey and is considered a "terrorist group" by the US. State Department official said Tillerson had emphasized Turkey's "important role" in regional security.
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Cibelli, who had left the city for a weekend to visit his grandmother in northern Italy, returned and happened to meet Keeler. During that time he also earned his doctorate in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
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