The United Nations Population Fund, also known as UNFPA, is the international agency focused on maternal health and family planning. Its motto is: “Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.”

Who could possibly be opposed to that?! Yep, you guessed it...

 

In an April 3, 2017 letter to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the State Department stated that it will end its financial support of the United Nations Population Fund.  This decision is based on the erroneous claim that the UNFPA supports “coercive abortions” in China.  The funding elimination will be devastating to the agency, since the United States was among the largest voluntary donors to UNFPA.  

Learn more at: http://www.unfpa.org
 

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Call/write/tweet the State Department and tell Rex Tillerson to stop harming women around the world.  Remind him that--as a wise woman once said--women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights, once and for all!

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20520

Phone 202-647-4000

Twitter @StateDept

 

Then call/write/tweet Trump and MoCs to remind them of the same thing: women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights, once and for all! Find your elected officials >>

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