US Withdraws Funding of UN Population Fund

Apr 5, 2017

Under orders from the Trump administration, The State Department announced it was ending United States funding for the United Nations Population Fund, a controversial international agency that funds contraception and abortion around the world.

As Reuters reported, “In a letter to U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, the State Department said it was dropping the funding because the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) "supports, or participates in the management of, a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization."