President Trump is a keeper of his promises. With a long list of campaign policies looming over his head, he has been doing a phenomenal job checking things off his to-do list!
One of his first executive orders was to ensure that the integrity of life stands, not only for America, but across the entire world. In that, he stopped any United States aid that would be put toward abortion.
And this week, he took that promise to protect the life of all to the next level: he is removing all US funding that was put toward the United Nations Population Fund, which helped China maintain their one-child-per-family rule.
President Trump’s administration is ending U.S. funding of the United Nations Population Fund – an agency that human rights activists have linked to the support of population control programs such as China’s coercive abortion “one-child policy.”
The halt to the funding of the United Nations Population Fund – known as UNFPA – comes as Trump is scheduled this week to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
In January, Trump signed an executive order that reinstated the “Mexico City Policy,” which concerns U.S. aid for abortions overseas. The president updated the policy by directing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to implement a plan that expands the policy across all global health assistance funding.
The directive means that U.S. taxpayer dollars will no longer be supporting organizations that promote or participate in the management of a coercive abortion program, such as that espoused by China.
A report by the Associated Press states that as a result of the end of U.S. funding of UNFPA, $32.5 million will shift to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which has the goal of reducing maternal deaths and practices such as genital mutilation.
This is an excellent movement of federal funding – we’re switching it from promoting the loss of life into saving the lives of others.
President Trump can be trusted, as we have seen him take his ideas and turn them into actions. It is so encouraging to see a president support and respect the life of the unborn, both in the United States and across the entire world. Hopefully with his strong example, many other countries will follow his lead and do the same thing.