The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is in line to get the axe from government funding.
The State Department announced on Monday that money going to this UN program will be cut off!
Bob Croker, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, received a letter by the State Department stating it was dropping funds from UNFPA because it ‘supports, or participates in the management of, a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.”
The cut marks U.S. President Donald Trump’s first move to curtail funding for the United Nations and is likely to raise further questions about how deep those cuts will eventually go throughout the organization, where the United States is the top donor.
In January, Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy that withholds U.S. funding for international organizations that perform abortions or provide information about abortion.
The cut follows Trump’s proposed 28 percent budget reduction for diplomacy and foreign aid, including an unspecified reduction in financial support for the United Nations and its agencies, announced last month.
No doubt this is a controversial move for Democrats and the Trump admin. certainly will see complaints from this. However, cutting this program off from US funding will save Americans millions of dollars.
After many US citizens lost their wealth from an Obama economy, shouldn’t they be happy Trump is cutting funds?