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Funding UNFPA - China's Coercive Population Control Program (Last Updated on 8/4/2010)
Key reports on China's coercive one-child-per-couple population control policy are presented along with information on the important support given to the policy by the United Nations Population Fund (referred to as the UNFPA). Past and present debate surrounding U.S. funding of the UNFPA is also provided.
Mexico City Policy (Last Updated on 7/15/2010)
In 1984 President Reagan put in place an administration policy called the Mexico City Policy. It specified that federal funds for family planning are available only to foreign nongovernmental organizations that agree not to perform or promote abortion as a method of family planning in other countries. The Mexico City Policy was rescinded by President Clinton in 1993, reinstated by President George W. Bush in 2001, and again rescinded by President Obama in 2009.
Military Abortion Policy (Last Updated on 7/13/2010)
Current law governing the performance of abortion in the military has two restrictions: one on the use of funds, the other one use of facilities (10 USC 1093). Funds may not be used to pay for abortions except to save the life of the mother. Military health care facilities may not be used to perform abortions except to save the life of the mother and in cases of rape or incest. There have been numerous attempts to remove the restriction on use of facilities.
Hyde Amendment (Last Updated on 4/22/2008)
The Hyde Amendment is a rider to the annual Labor/Health and Human Services (HHS)/Education appropriations bill which prevents Medicaid and any other programs under these departments from funding abortions, except in limited cases. It is named after Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-IL) who, as a freshman legislator, first offered the amendment.
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