Arina  Grossu

For example, “empowering women” or “improving maternal health,” “combating HIV/AIDS” and “ensuring environmental sustainability” are frequently used as code words for introducing “family planning” methods and getting abortion legalized in every country that their advocates can (and illegally introducing chemical abortions into countries where abortion is still illegal). “Universal primary education” also incorporates the “comprehensive sex education” agenda in these countries.

The UN’s 2014-2015 regular budget is $5.5 billion of which the U.S. contributes approximately 25 percent, namely $1.4 billion. The U.S. additionally funds separate UN agencies annually. The last report we have states that in 2010 the U.S. gave about $7.7 billion to UN agencies. How much U.S. money is funding "comprehensive sex education" and "family planning" overseas? How much U.S. money is going to support organizations that promote abortion internationally?

The Department of State and USAID spends about $700 million a year for “family planning” purposes including post-abortion care for incomplete abortions. A report by UNFPA gives insight into the 2012 international contraceptive distribution, including breakdown of UNFPA and USAID monetary support of all kinds of contraceptives including abortifacients like Plan B, funded in part with U.S. money. The U.S. annually supports groups that promote abortions: the World Health Organization (WHO) received $386 million, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) received $255 million, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has received between $35-51 million a year from 2009-2012.

Questions regarding funding of these agendas overseas with the use of U.S. taxpayer money demand line-by-line accountability from our own government. These agendas threaten women, children and families around the world.

Arina Grossu

Arina Grossu is Director for the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council.