Foreign Aid: The Antiabortionists Win One

The Antiabortionists Win One

Between 1979 and 1984, 53 million abortions were performed in China. Many occurred during the last three months of pregnancy and against the women's wishes. Antiabortion activists in and out of the Reagan Administration have long fought to stop the use of American dollars for such programs, and last week they scored a victory. The Agency for International Development said it would withhold $10 million from the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, which has sent money to China for birth control. Instead, said M. Peter McPherson, the agency's administrator, the money would be "reprogrammed" toward family planning services in other...

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