Thursday, April 16, 2009

UNFPA still aiding and abetting China

The Population Research Institute has published further information on UNFPA's involvement with China's notorious One-Child Policy. The press release follows an investigation into three of UNFPA's 'model counties' in China. PRI's Colin Mason writes:
“When the actual conditions on the ground are observed, the UNFPA’s claim that it ‘played a catalytic role in introducing a voluntary reproductive health approach in China’ is patently absurd. The policy is just as coercive in these areas as anywhere else.”

“Crippling fines, intense pressure to be sterilized, the flagrant display of quota information, and even the seizure of “illegal children” by the government are commonplace. The UNFPA insists that its presence has led to the removal of these measures. It has not.”