Population Controllers on the Move
UNFPA funding and quinacrine approval sought
May 12, 1999

Despite its dangerous effects, the sterilization chemical quinacrine is being studied for future use. Quinacrine works by scarring the fallopian tubes after being inserted into the uterus by an intrauterine device (IUD) inserter. Risks include cancer, development of abnormal lesions in the uterus, ectopic pregnancy and fetal exposure. Quinacrine has also caused deaths. The pellets have already been banned in India and Chile (Wall Street Journal, 10/19/98). Quinacrine was banned in the U.S. after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered that at least three women worldwide have died from using the chemical. The FDA’s concerns are quinacrine’s "mutagenicity, long-term safety and possible carcinogenicity" (Conservative News Service, 5/7/99). However, the only concern of population controllers is reducing the number of people.

The Population Institute (PI), a United Nations non-governmental organization, is urging the FDA and the World Health Organization (WHO) to conduct tests on quinacrine hydrachloride. Although the FDA has not approved quinacrine, an FDA report dated August 26, 1998, stated, "The true safety profile of this product for U.S. women may be determined only when appropriately designed, well controlled and adequately conducted clinical trials are performed." Commissioner Dr. Jane Henney did reply to PI, but her letter was not released to the public (Conservative News Service, 5/7/99).

Revealing PI’s intent, Werner Fornos, head of PI, stated that quinacrine would be "a low-cost, non-surgical sterilization method that is long-term and does not require lengthy training. It would have significant bearing on family planning service delivery to the world’s poorest countries." The FDA estimates that 32,000 Vietnamese women were sterilized with quinacrine (Conservative News Service, 5/7/99). It's important to note that Bangladesh Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, the Cairo+5 Conference Chairman, serves on Fornos's board of directors. Hence, the possible use of quinacrine could factor significantly in worldwide population control.

This chemical would be welcomed by Peru’s President Alberto Fujimori. His government has mandated sterilization quotas. Peru’s Health Minister announced that doctors have performed tubal ligations on 300,000 women over the past five years and "plan to sterilize 45,000 more" this year (Pro-Life Infonet, 5/7/99). At best, Peruvian women have been misinformed or given no information about the procedure. At worst, women have been forced to undergo tubal ligations, and many have become severely debilitated or have died.

At the heart of the population control movement is the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The UNFPA has been intimately involved in China’s merciless one-child policy. The number of people this barbaric family control policy has killed is comparable to the horrendous genocides by Hitler and Pol Pot, according to Stephen Moore of the Cato Institute. China’s population policy has already killed 5 million to 10 million people—80 to 90 percent of which were girls, according to Stephen Mosher of the Population Research Institute. The U.S. Senate Committee on Human Rights heard from first-hand witnesses last year about how rural women were forcibly strapped to steel tables and given abortions, even in the ninth month of pregnancy. And the UNFPA awarded the Chinese government for this policy (Washington Times, 5/9/99). Dr. Nafis Sadik, UNFPA executive director, said in 1991, "China has every reason to feel proud of its remarkable achievements made in its family planning policy and control of its population growth over the past 10 years" (Vivant!, 3/26/99).

Last year, for the first time in many years, the U.S. withheld taxpayer funding of the UNFPA. However, this year a cadre of pro-choice congressman are gearing up to reinstate funding to the UNFPA, despite public opposition. Interestingly, many supporters of the UNFPA—which has suppressed and victimized women abroad—are "pro-choice" women (Washington Times, 5/9/99): Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York), Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia) and Rep. Connie Morella (R-Maryland). Senate supporters are (Pro-Life Infonet, 5/7/99): Sen. Jim Jeffords (R-Vermont), Sen. John Chafee (R-Rhode Island), Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington).

Call your Representative and Senators. Urge them not to restore funding to UNFPA and to withhold all U.S. funding of international "family planning." We must preserve the right to choose life worldwide.

(Texto retirado de http://www.cwfa.org/library/life/1999-05-12_unfpa-qcrine.shtml )

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