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US funding cut to UNFPA could be devastating for women: Guterres

UNITED NATIONS: The US decision to cut funding to the UN Population Fund is based on an inaccurate perception and could be devastating for the health of women and girls worldwide, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday. President Donald Trump's government announced late Monday that it was withdrawing its financial support because of UNFPA's "coercive" family planning practices, including providing abortions. Guterres deeply regrets the US decision and believes it could have "devastating effects on the…