Bogy, you realize, of course, that the number is meaningless in the absence of a context. Are you sure you're not just spouting some PPF propaganda here? Your sarcastic tone suggests so. There are instances in which a lifesaving surgical procedure, which can be termed an abortion, is medically necessary to save the life of the mother. Unfortunately medical science has not yet advanced enough to save the life of the unborn patient, who by the way should be treated with some dignity and respect, rather than casually hacked to pieces, flushed down the toilet, and forgotten. How would family planning make these "abortions" unnecessary? I hope you're not implying that any unplanned pregnancy automatically makes an "abortion" (in this context, meaning the deliberate killing of an unborn human life) "necessary". Such an abortion would be medically unnecessary, unwarranted, and ill-advised; particularly when the dangerous third-world, field-clinic, and manual-vacuum-aspiration methods advocated by the UNFPA are employed. Now to the issue of family planning. President Bush's policy, as I understand it, does not attack family planning (euphemism for birth control) funding per se, but the funding of "elective" abortions (which are actually often forced or coerced in many countries). The smokescreen usually used lately for unborn child killing is "reproductive health services", because everyone recognizes the need for actual legitimate reproductive health services (e.g. labor, delivery, disease screening, treatment). So I think you've set up a straw man argument. Another issue involved is the need to respect the right of sovereign nations (often no doubt influenced by Roman Catholicism) to codify respect for unborn human life. Ireland is under pressure from the EU to drop or soften its pro-life laws, a violation of the EU charter. South America also generally respects unborn human life by law, as well as culturally speaking. This respect for life should be encouraged, and should be expanded into respect for all human life, especially in areas heavily corrupted by the drug trade, or for that matter, by a tradition of religio-political hatred (e.g. Protestant/Crown vs. Catholic/"free" Ireland).