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Obama will fund global family planning: US lawmaker

December 3, 2008 • Family Planning, News

US president-elect Barack Obama will lift a freeze on funding for global family planning programs imposed by the outgoing administration, a US lawmaker said Wednesday.

“We are about to see major cultural change in Washington,” Democratic lawmaker Carolyn Maloney told reporters at the launch of the UN population agency’s (UNFPA) annual State of World Population report.

“One big change is that UNFPA will be funded,” added the congresswoman to applause.

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