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Research: China Investigations

UNFPA Whitewashes Forced Abortion in China

December 17, 2001 Volume 3/ Number 33 UNFPA’s Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, has sent a letter to US Secretary of State Colin Powell and to Members of Congress attacking PRI’s investigation in China. Attached to the letter is a report on UNFPA’s own subsequent in-house investigation of China’s family planning program, which that agency claims clears it of any wrongdoing. But the “mission report” produced by UNFPA is nothing more than a flimsy effort …

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Pro-Family Groups Condemn UNFPA

November 28, 2001 Volume 3/ Number 31 Dear Colleague: Last week, the entire $15.3 billion Foreign Aid bill stalled because of the controversy surrounding the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA). This week, our nation’s pro-family lobby is urging American tax payers to contact House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), 202-225-2976, [email protected], to request that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) not be rewarded for supporting forced abortion and sterilization in its county program in China. Steven …

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President’s Page: Turning Out the Lights at the UNFPA

On December 19 the Congress sent to the President a foreign aid bill which earmarks $34 million for the UN Population Fund. This amount — an increase over the current year’s funding of $25 million — would seem to represent a victory for the population controllers. But, as is so often the case in Washington, all is definitely not what it seems. The tide of opinion in Congress has turned against the population controllers, and …

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An open letter from Steven W. Mosher to Thoraya Obaid, Executive Director of the United Nations Popu

October 26, 2001 Volume/ 3 Number 27 Dear Colleague: Since 1998, the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) has participated in the support and management of family planning programs in 32 Chinese counties. The UNFPA has long claimed that the programs it “manages” are entirely “voluntary,” but a recent PRI-sponsored investigation has revealed, contra UNFPA, widespread forced abortions and sterilizations. In an amazing turnabout, the UNFPA now claims to have no representatives in their program counties. Not …

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PRI Investigation of UNFPA Prompts Hearing on Forced Abortion in China

October 16, 2001 Volume 3/ Number 26 Dear Colleague: A congressional hearing on coercive forms of population control in China takes place this week. The media and the general public are cordially invited to attend this important event. Steven W. Mosher President PRI Investigation of UNFPA Prompts Hearing on Forced Abortion in China The Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, the Honorable Henry Hyde (R-IL), has called for hearings on coercive forms of population …

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UNFPA Supports Coercive Family Planning—Including Forced Abortion—In China (and PRI Has

October 4, 2001 Volume 3/ Number 25 Dear Colleague: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) claims that there is no coercion in the family planning programs they run in China. PRI has found evidence that these claims are false. Steven W. Mosher President UNFPA Supports Coercive Family Planning—Including Forced Abortion—in China   (and PRI Has the Evidence to Prove It) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), under a program begun in 1998, operates family planning …

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Woman & Child Abuse in China

Honorable Chairman, members of this committee: My investigation in China began on September 27, 2001. With three others — two translators and a photographer — our investigation lasted a total of four days. During this time, we had the opportunity to interview many women about methods of family planning which are enforced in their county. Some choked back tears as they told of the abuse they suffer as a result of coercive policies of family …

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