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H.R. 4166: Support UNFPA Funding Act

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The bill has attracted more than 100 Democratic cosponsors, but no Republicans.

Context: what is UNFPA?

The United Nations Population Fund is the UN’s main agency dealing with sexual and reproductive health issues worldwide.

(Oddly, the agency still maintains the acronym UNFPA, based on its original name from 1969–87: the United Nations Fund for Population Activities.)

UNFPA doesn’t explicitly promote or endorse abortion, working within each individual country’s political framework as it operates globally, rather than explicitly advocating policy change. Instead, its stated goal is to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies entirely, by increasing family planning medication access and education.

Yet while it condemns unsafe, coercive, or sex-selective abortions specifically, UNFPA doesn’t condemn abortion as a general practice — the apparent implication being that the agency believes …

Sponsor and status

Chrissy Houlahan

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2023
Length: 6 pages
Jun 15, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jun 15, 2023

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117 Cosponsors (117 Democrats)

1% chance of being enacted (details)


Jun 15, 2023

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H.R. 4166 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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