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April 5, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Abortion supporters bemoaned the Trump administration's withdrawal of funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which cooperates with forced abortion in China, as “cruel and dangerous.”

The President of Planned Parenthood tweeted that UNFPA prevents “unsafe abortions,” not mentioning that every single abortion is unsafe for the child it destroys.

The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute said not funding the forced-abortion-supporting organization puts women's rights at risk.

Planned Parenthood Global Executive Director Latanya Mapp Frett called UNFPA “the UN agency that’s best positioned to prevent and reform coercive reproductive health practices.” 

But UNFPA even shared office space with the “same people who perpetrated” and carried out China's coercive one-child policy, Stephen Phelan of Human Life International told LifeSiteNews.

And, the reason the state department gave for withdrawing funding to UNFPA is because of its direct cooperation with forced abortion in China.

“The Chinese Government employs measures such as coercive abortion and involuntary sterilization to carry out its population-control policies,” a memo it sent to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations said. 

“UNFPA first began its program in China in 1978,” the memo continued. “All of the organization's programs in China are subject to national laws and local regulations, including the Population and Family Planning Law and the corresponding provincial implementing regulations that provide the framework for the country's coercive birth policies…By implementing a portion of its family planning program in partnership with [the Chinese government], UNFPA provides support for the NHFPC's implementation of China's family planning policies, which includes coercive elements.”

A law called the Kemp-Kasten Amendment “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.” The state department cited this.

NARAL implied it's not “pro-life” to cut off funding to an organization that participates in forced abortion and sterilization.

But pro-life advocates pointed out that nothing about forced abortion is empowering to women. Culture of Life Africa Founder Obianuju Ekeocha tweeted pictures of UNFPA “hypersexualizing the youth.”