Sunday, January 25, 2009

Obama Declares Support for UN Population Fund

Amy Welborn reports that, attached to President Obama's action reversing the Mexico City Policy of not funding abortions overseas, is a notice:

In addition, I [Obama] look forward to working with Congress to restore U.S. financial support for the U.N. Population Fund. By resuming funding to UNFPA, the U.S. will be joining 180 other donor nations working collaboratively to reduce poverty, improve the health of women and children, prevent HIV/AIDS and provide family planning assistance to women in 154 countries.

Amy Welborn writes:

This action could be even more monstrous than the reversal of the Mexico City Policy. The U.S. government ceased funding the UNFPA after independent investigations found the agency complicit in China’s coercive one-child policy - coercion that includes forced abortions.

Following the State Department’s own 2002 investigation, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell wrote a letter to Congress saying, “UNFPA’s support of, and involvement in, China’s population-planning activities allows the Chinese government to implement more effectively its program of coercive abortion.”

UNFPA funding has been withheld for that reason since 2002 and the State Department continued to monitor China’s coercive “family planning” regime.

Supporting choice on abortion is bad. Supporting coercive abortion is even worse, although it is the next logical step in the culture of death. Calling it a matter of "women's health" is insulting. What more evidence is needed of Obama's abortion extremism? How does an abortion moderate in favor of abortion reduction support this?

A Prediction:
The economic mess Obama inherited eventually will drive him to fiscal conservatism and the real threat of Islamic terrorism will lead him to miltary policy not significantly different from George Bush. The only way he can pander to his base and maintain his liberal credibility will be by being radical on social issues. So we can expect a social revolution in the next four years in areas like abortion, euthanasia, same sex marriage, etc. This will further polarize the American electorate and provoke a conservative reaction.

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