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April 27, 2021

Pro-Life Bills to Defund Pro-Abortion Groups Introduced in US Congress

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Earlier this month, US legislators introduced bills to defund Planned Parenthood and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) introduced the No Taxpayer Funding for the United Nations Population Fund Act on April 13. This bill would withdraw all funding from the UNFPA, which is partnered with China. As a result, the UNFPA is complicit with Chinese population control tactics.

China's infamous one-child policy (much of which continues today as a two-child policy) includes forced abortions and sterilizations. The Chinese government is employing similar tactics in its ongoing genocide of the Uighur Muslims as well.

The Trump administration had withdrawn funds from the UNFPA in 2017 due to the organization's ties to the Chinese government. President Biden included UNFPA funding in his discretionary budget request for the 2022 fiscal year, however. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said $32.5 million would be made available for the UNFPA this year.

Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Protect Funding for Women's Health Care Act on April 15 to protect taxpayer funding from being given to Planned Parenthood. These funds would be redirected from Planned Parenthood to other eligible women's health care providers.