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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Bureaucrats at the Service of Death

After seven years of the United States withholding support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Obama administration has restored this funding. What does the UNFPA have to say? It says that divorce and high rates of out-of-wedlock births are good things.

MEXICO CITY, February 3, 2009 ( - A leader in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has declared that the breakdown of traditional families, far from being a “crisis,” is actually a triumph for human rights.

Speaking at a colloquium held last month at Colegio Mexico in Mexico City, UNFPA representative Arie Hoekman denounced the idea that high rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births represent a social crisis, claiming that they represent instead the triumph of “human rights” against “patriarchy.”

"In the eyes of conservative forces, these changes mean that the family is in crisis," he said. "In crisis? More than a crisis, we are in the presence of a weakening of the patriarchal structure, as a result of the disappearance of the economic base that sustains it and because of the rise of new values centered in the recognition of fundamental human rights."

This organization also supports China’s One Child Policy that forces abortions on women who have more than one child. Is this really where we want to be spending American tax dollars? In the words of Leonardo Casco, a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, the UNFPA are “bureaucrats at the service of death.”

H/T Jay Anderson

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