NewsWed Aug 27, 2003 - 12:15 pm EST
U.S. Cuts Off Funding For Marie Stopes Group For Supporting China Forced Abortion
WASHINGTON, August 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The U.S. State Department has cut funding to Marie Stopes International in response to the organization’s association with China’s coercive one-child population control programme. Marie Stopes, an international pro-abortion group akin to International Planned Parenthood, carries out abortions in many of its centres around the world, targeting especially third world countries. The State Department found that Marie Stopes works as a partner with the United Nations Population Fund in China. U.S. law forbids public funding of groups which are involved with coercive birth control and forced abortion.
The latest funding cut came to an AIDS project in Africa which included Marie Stopes among the seven aid organizations involved in the project. The six other groups are refusing to sever ties with Marie Stopes in order to retain U.S. funding for the overall programme.
The groups, reports the New York Times, are known collectively as the Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium and said they would not divide the organization because of “baseless allegations.” The specific organizations are International Rescue Committee, CARE, the American Refugee Committee, the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children, John Snow International and Columbia University’s department of population and family health.
See the New York Times coverage: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/27/international/asia/27AIDS.html See past LifeSite reports on Marie Stopes TANZANIA GETTING ECONOMIC HELP WITH ABORTION STRINGS? https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/1999/mar/990326.html UNFPA POSTER SPICE GIRL PRODUCES GRAPHIC SEX WEBSITE FOR UNDER 16’s https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2001/oct/01102404.html UNICEF funds anti-life group that targets children https://www.lifesitenews.com/interim/2002/feb/10uniceffunds.html ABORTIONISTS OFFERING VALENTINE’S VOUCHER FOR VASECTOMIES https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/feb/02021303.html UNFPA MEETING JOKES ABOUT AIDS HELPING DEPOPULATION IN AFRICA https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/1999/oct/99101904.html