the latest bill -H.R.3081 finally allocated $60 mil. to UNFP Fund for 2011
prior to this:
110th Congress (2007 - 2008) H.R.2604 - UNPF Women's Health and Dignity Act -- still in committee
|Feb 4th 2002 The President's budget:|
Eliminates UNFPA funding for 2003. It also strips funding for UNFPA in 2002, even though Congress approved $34 million for the program Dec 2001.
A 33% increase for abstinence-only education programs for 2003. These education programs are irresponsible because they do not allow talk about contraception, except to highlight failure rates. Young people should be given the information they need to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
The Bush administration joined Islamic Fundamentalists and the Vatican in opposing the Program of Action adopted by the UN's Conference on Population Development that sought to improve women's reproductive choices and educational opportunities.
The US Joined Iran Iraq Sudan Libya Syria and the Vatican to vote against sex education to fight teen pregnancy and AIDS because it included the use of condoms!
New administration directives have given the unborn embryo health benefits (but not mothers or children once they are born) and endowed it with the same rights that protect "human subjects". Click on the "Ten minute activist" on www.naral.org
Bill H.R. 1646 contains $34 million US Funding for the
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
There are 4 versions of Bill H.R.1646 for the 107th Congress
1 . Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003 (Introduced in the House) [H.R.1646.IH]
2 . Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003 (Reported in the House) [H.R.1646.RH] Contains Sections 131-133. With Amendment for repeal of Gag Rule
3 . Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003 (Engrossed in House ) [H.R.1646.EH] Does NOT contain Sects 131-133. Removed amendment to repeal the Gag Rule.
4 . Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003
(Referred in Senate) [H.R.1646.RFS]
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1 . The United States should develop, promote, and implement policies to slow global population growth by voluntary means. (Introduced in the House)[H.CON.RES.70.IH] 2 . United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Funding Act of 2001 (Introduced in the House)[H.R.1117.IH] 3 . Saving Women's Lives through International Family Planning Act of 2001 (Introduced in the House)[H.R.361.IH]