Trump Administration’s UNFPA Cuts Will Impact Young Mothers In Nigeria, Agency Official, Health Care Worker Say
Washington Post: How teen moms in Nigeria could wind up hurt by Trump’s U.N. cuts
“…Last month, the Trump administration announced it would eliminate U.S. funding for the U.N. population agency, saying that it partners with the Chinese government, which runs programs involving coerced abortion and forced sterilization. The U.N. group said the defunding is based on an ‘erroneous claim’ and could have a devastating impact on the health of women and girls. ‘We prevent unwanted pregnancies, we prevent abortions, and we prevent maternal death,’ said Eugene Kongnyuy, deputy representative for the U.N. agency in Nigeria. … In Nigeria, health care workers see a disturbing irony in the Trump administration’s decision: It will cut resources for programs that provide contraception, they say, and lead to more abortions…” (O’Grady, 5/5).