February 18, 2009
According to the Washington Times, the Obama administration has reinstated U.S. support for the controversial United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The UNFPA has been closely tied to China’s ‘one-child only’ policy. The UNPFA exists to promote family planning and women’s rights- specifically, their access to reproductive services. However a 2001 report done by the Population Research Institute (PRI), a pro-life group, found that UNFPA money was being used to enforce China ‘one-child policy’. A 2002 report done by the Department of State confirmed this connection. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell stated in a letter to Congress that the Chinese government often used computers or other resources donated by the UNPFA to fund their pro-abortion policy.