Abortion: Preaching to the Chinese

Preaching to the Chinese

Right-to-life groups in the U.S. had been pressing the Reagan Administration since 1984 to cut back its contribution to the United Nations Fund for Population Activities. Reason: some of the U.N. money was used for forced abortions in China. Last year the antiabortion forces and their allies in Congress succeeded in getting $10 million withheld. Last week their victory became complete. Officials for the Agency for International Development said the entire 1986 U.S. contribution of $25 million would be held back.

The Administration became convinced that despite Chinese assertions to the contrary, pregnant women were still being coerced into having abortions....

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