The Senate is expected to vote before June 20 on Resolution 100. The resolution would instruct U.S. delegates to the United Nations to insist on the following eight points in U.N. family planning programs. A U.N. conference on population is scheduled to be held in New York from June 30 to July 2.
Below are excerpts from Senate Resolution 100.
1 No “assistance or benefit to any country should be conditioned upon or linked to that country's adoption or failure to adopt population programs,” and each country must be free to implement U.N. plans “consistent with its own national laws and development priorities, with full respect for the various religious and ethical values and cultural backgrounds of its people” and with basic human rights.
2 “Family planning service providers or referral agents should not implement or be subject to quotas, or other numerical targets, of total number of births, number of family planning acceptors, or a particular method of family planning.”
3 “No family planning project should include payment of incentives, bribes, gratuities, or financial reward to any person in exchange for becoming a family planning acceptor or to program personnel for achieving a numerical target or quota.”
4 “No project should deny any right or benefit, including the right of access to participate in any program of general welfare or the right of access to health care, as a consequence of any person's decision not to accept family planning services.”
5 “Every family planning project should ensure that experimental contraceptive drugs and devices and medical procedures are provided only in the context of a scientific study in which participants are advised of potential risks and benefits.”
6 “The United States should reaffirm the principles described in paragraphs (1) through (6) in the special session of the United Nations General Assembly to be held between June 30 and July 2, and in all preparatory meetings for the special session.
7–8 “The United States should support vigorously with its voice and vote the principle that meetings under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, including all meetings relating to the Operational Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, be open to the public and should oppose vigorously with its voice and vote attempts by the United Nations or any member country to exclude from meetings legitimate nongovernment organizations and private citizens.”