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U.N. Supports China’s Forced Abortion Policy

by Christopher A. Ferrara

The Population Research Institute (PRI), headed by Steve Mosher, has been doing great work in exposing the anti-life agenda of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). PRI’s weekly briefing of November 28, 2001 notes that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Christian Coalition, the Family Research Council, the Southern Baptist Convention and Concerned Women for America are leading protests against UNFPA because of its close ties to the Red Chinese regime.

PRI’s own research shows that "UNFPA works closely with the Chinese government’s Office of Family Planning in counties where women have been forcibly aborted. We cannot ignore the testimony of women who describe family planning workers tracking them down, jailing family members, imposing massive fines, and destroying homes."

PRI reports that last month the U.S. Congress heard testimony about how a woman "had her home jackhammered and her relatives imprisoned in her efforts to spare her unborn child from becoming a victim of China’s forced abortion policy. And this was in a county where UNFPA operates."

As the Family Research Council rightly notes, UNFPA is guilty of "complicity in grave human rights abuses and coercive abortion policies." But UNFPA is an integral part of the United Nations as a whole. Now, if an official arm of the United States government in Washington were engaging in a policy of forced abortion, would not the national government as a whole be guilty of complicity in genocide? The same is true of the United Nations. The U.N. includes an agency which supports the diabolical Red Chinese regime’s "family planning policies" and works closely with those who commit China’s crimes against humanity.

Thus, every nation that belongs to the U.N. shares in complicity for Red China’s genocide (not to mention UNFPA’s anti-life activities worldwide) if it continues to support the U.N., without which the UNFPA could not conduct its dirty work. The Vatican, which has observer status at the U.N., is also obliged to cease supporting an organization that directly subsidizes mass murder in the womb, not only in China but throughout the Third World.

In his encyclical Ubi Arcano Dei, Pope Pius XI taught that no merely human "league of nations" can replace that true league of nations known as Christendom, and that an international organization of states founded on anything other than Christianity is bound to fail in achieving world peace.

Therefore, instead of supporting the United Nations, which makes possible the very existence of UNFPA, the Vatican should be leading the way to an international boycott of this increasingly diabolical institution. Sad to say, the Vatican Secretariat of State’s dogged pursuit of "peace" through the United Nations shows no signs of abating. This is what happens when the God-given rights of the Catholic Church are subordinated to fallible human diplomacy and the powers of the world.