U.N. Family Planning In a major policy change, the Bush administration decided to withhold $34 million in funding for the U.N. Population Fund, citing concerns about support for abortion and forced sterilization in China. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that the reversal represents a significant defeat for Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has voiced support for the fund, and a major victory for Bush political advisor Karl Rove and the conservative groups that he listens to.

U.N. Family Planning

U.N. Family Planning

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In a major policy change, the Bush administration decided to withhold $34 million in funding for the U.N. Population Fund, citing concerns about support for abortion and forced sterilization in China. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that the reversal represents a significant defeat for Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has voiced support for the fund, and a major victory for Bush political advisor Karl Rove and the conservative groups that he listens to.