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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pro-Life Leaders ‘Thrilled’ That Trump Defunded UN Pro-Abortion Agency

By Claire Chretien
Life Site News

Pro-life leaders thanked and praised President Trump today for removing U.S. funding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) over its participation in China's forced abortion regime.

Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, said she is "thrilled that the U.S. is no longer funding forced abortion and involuntary sterilization in China."
"UNFPA is one of the most wicked organizations in the world," Austin Ruse, President of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM), told LifeSiteNews. 
"Defunding them is a no-brainer for a pro-life administration and for this we are grateful. However, we expect much more from President Trump and we look forward to much more."
This will hopefully include Trump "unsigning various UN treaties," said Ruse.
"I have consistently advocated for the defunding of UNFPA over the years, most recently just a couple of weeks ago at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women," said Littlejohn. "Last month, I also briefed the State Department on continuing coercion, including forced abortion, under China’s Two-Child Policy."
Her message at the Status of Women meeting encouraged the United States Secretary of State to investigate and evaluate UNFPA’s activities in China. Littlejohn also advocated that the President defund UNFPA under the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, which "prohibits funding for any organization or program that, as determined by the President, supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization."

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