In the wake of a lawsuit brought on behalf of a U.S. Congressman and two citizens of China, the Justice Dpartment has held up State Department disbursement of U.S. money to the United Nations Population Fund. The suit charges that the Fund aids China’s oppressive and brutal population control programs which include forced abortion and sterilization procedures.

The Clinton administration had just recently decided to resume U.S. support of the U.N. Population Fund which had been cut off since 1985. Funding will be withheld until at least February 1, 1994.

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