LONDON, November 26, 2001 ( – Steven W. Mosher, president of Population Research Institute (PRI), and the first American social scientist permitted to conduct field research in China, made a presentation to UK parliamentarians today on the United Nations involvement in China’s coercive one-child policy.

“It is widely recognized in the West that voluntarism does not exist in China’s family planning policy,” said in the House of Lords during his presentation entitled: “Ethical foreign policy? Western funding for population control programmes in China”. “The evidence obtained on videotape by PRI in China a few weeks ago confirms this fact”, Mosher added, “but also proves the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is complicit in atrocities of forced abortion and sterilization in China.”

This past September, PRI recorded testimonies of the victims of forced abortion and sterilization committed in a UNFPA county program in China. Additional atrocities, in this county where UNFPA claims that only voluntarism prevails, include destruction of homes and properties with jackhammers, crippling fines, and imprisonment for non-compliance with the one-child policy.

In the US Congress last week, the $15 billion Foreign Aid Bill ground to a halt because of concerns over UNFPA support of coercion in China’s family planning program.

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