By Terry Vanderheyden

WASHINGTON, August 2, 2006 ( – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is targeting Mongolia – the most sparsely populated country in Asia at 2.5 million – with a contraception campaign, a campaign which is being described by one writer as little less than genocide.

Human Events writer and vice president for Communications at the Population Research Institute Joseph D’Agostino calls the UNFPA blitz in Mongolia, which has a dramatically falling birth rate, now at only 2.3 children per woman, as a “kinder, gentler genocide,” comparing it to the one-child war being waged by UNFPA in neighbouring China. According to D’Agostino, 20 years ago the Mongolian birthrate was a much healtherÂ5 childen per woman.

“Just as UNFPA continues its fanatical attempts to reduce childbearing worldwide despite suicidally dropping fertility, and rapid global aging predicted by the UN itself, the agency wants to make sure every nook and cranny of the planet is tainted by its anti-family and anti-child jihad,” writes D’Agostino. “In fact, UNFPA’s attack on Mongolia looks like genocide. Just as UNFPA eagerly assists Communist China’s population control policy that imposes a limit of one or two children on Chinese families, UNFPA is helping to eliminate the Mongolian race and Mongolian culture from the face of the planet.”

D’Agostino explains that the country will drop below its replacement birthrate by 2015. “So what is UNFPA doing to help ensure the survival of this small, unique people, the descendants of great conquerors of old such as Genghis and Kublai Khan? Exporting to them feminism, sexual liberation, and contraception, of course.”

D’Agostino writes that the thinly-veiled agenda of the UNFPA is easily deciphered from its web site. An article on UNFPA activity in Mongolia is titled “Young People in Mongolia: Finding Places Where Secrets Are Safe,” and describes how a network of youth centres in and around the capital Ulaanbataar “provides teenagers with a safe space in which to get together, as well as opportunities to learn about, and protect, their reproductive health.” Pro-life advocates who have worked in the UN are painfully aware of the fact that “reproductive health” is a euphemism that most often covers abortion, contraception, and an ideological push for “alternative” lifestyles.

D’Agostino asks: “Is it an exaggeration to consider genocidal UNFPA’s efforts to circumvent families and other traditional Mongolian institutions and push youth into the hedonistic, anti-family culture of sex outside marriage and contraceptive use, when that tiny country’s birthrate is so low and dropping?”

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