June 2, 2020

Trump Cuts Pro-Abortion World Health Organization from US Funding

President Trump followed through on a promise last Friday, stripping the pro-abortion United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) of US federal funding. Many have accused the WHO of aiding China in covering up the spread and danger of COVID-19, and these accusations have ultimately led to this breaking point.

“China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year,” Trump said.

Last month, Trump temporarily withheld US funding from the WHO and declared that unless the organization demonstrated independence from the Chinese government, he would make the change permanent. Now he has.

Trump said last Friday, “Because they have failed to act and make the requested and greatly-needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving, urgent, global, public health needs.”

The WHO and other arms of the UN have also used the COVID-19 crisis to promote abortion as "essential services" during the pandemic. USAID Administrator John Barsa sent a letter to UN Secretary General António Guterres last month asking that the UN stop using the pandemic to stop using the crisis as an opportunity to pressure life-affirming nations to legalize abortion.