President George W. Bush announced last week that the $34 million Congress had set aside for the U.N. Population Fund will be used for other purposes. This is the third year in a row that the president has denied funding for the organization, which works with governments in over 140 countries in the areas of population and reproductive-health programs. [mcswy's]What's nice about this weblog is its clarity of mission: every day just one reason; so if population funding isn't your thing, it's likely that there will be another issue that might induce voting.
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