REP. MALONEY HAILS PRESIDENT OBAMA'S DECISION TO RE-FUND UNFPA
WASHINGTON, DC-- Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a leader in the fight
to fund UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, issued this
statement upon President Obama's announcement to release funding for
UNFPA in the next budget: President Obama is continuing to change
course on women's health," Rep. Maloney said.
"Our goals must be to give women all the options about their
reproductive health, save lives, and improve the lives of women and
children everywhere. In announcing support for UNFPA funding, President
Obama sends a clear and resounding message to women and children around
the world: the United States is back on your side.
works in 154 countries to provide family planning information and
services. Since 2002, the U.S. has been isolated and singular in
withholding its contribution to UNFPA. President Obama is signaling
that we will now join the community of 180 nations in supporting
UNFPA's life-saving work," Maloney continued.