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YouCut-Vote this week to defund UNFPA

May 21, 2011

Have you heard of the Republican Party’s YouCut program? Started by pro-life House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), the YouCut program allows Americans to vote for which spending programs they would like to see cut by Congress.

Our hard-earned tax dollars should not be used to promote abortion overseas. TAKE ACTION! Help Cut Funding to the Pro-Abortion United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). This week, you can vote to cut funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which promotes abortion overseas and even supports China’s one-child policy. President Obama’s 2012 budget requests that $47 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars be sent to support the UNFPA, which pro-life hero Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) has said is “guilty of shamelessly supporting and whitewashing terrible crimes against humanity.”

Please take a moment to visit the YouCut site right now and vote to cut spending for the UNFPA.

Terminate U.S. Contributions to the United Nations Population Fund
Saves $400 million
In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan withheld all U.S. contributions to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) after determining that UNFPA participated in the support and co-management of China’s population control program. Under the Bush administration, the U.S. withheld funds for the UNFPA from America’s annual contributions to the United Nations due to UNFPA’s complicity in China’s one-child policy enforced through coercive abortion and involuntary sterilization, but the Obama administration and the 111th Congress resumed contributions to UNFPA. HR 1 sought to terminate UNFPA funding, which stood at $55 million in FY 2010. UNFPA funding was cut by $15 million, to $40 million in the final agreement over FY 2011 spending. The President’s 2012 Budget requests $47 million for the program.
Go to: http://majorityleader.gov/YouCut/ to encourage the House to cut spending. Take a moment to review the options and vote on which spending cut you believe should be sponsored by the YouCut program.

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