Finland has Nordic region’s lowest abortion rate

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THL: Finland has Nordic region's lowest abortion rate
3.11.2017
Fewer abortions are performed in Finland per capita than in other Nordic countries, according to preliminary figures from the National Institute for Health and Welfare used in a recent study at the University of Oulu.

National Institute for Health and Welfare, THL, reports that abortions among those under 20 years of age have declined steeply in recent years, and are now at half the level of the early 2000s. The agency's senior planning officer Anna Heino says there are many reasons for the downturn.

"Municipalities have invested in bringing the number down, health information classes have been obligatory in school since the early 2000s and the internet is full of accurate information on reproductive health and contraception," Heino says.

Continued at source: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/thl_finland_has_nordic_regions_lowest_abortion_rate/9915409

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Denmark Follows Canada’s Lead, Gives $37 Million to Push Back on Trump’s Overseas Abortion Funding Ban

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Denmark Follows Canada's Lead, Gives $37 Million to Push Back on Trump's Overseas Abortion Funding Ban

Lauretta Brown
Posted: Sep 19, 2017

Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced Tuesday that he would give $37 million to fund organizations that are losing funds due to President Trump’s re-instatement and expansion of the Mexico City policy, which bans U.S. funds from going to organizations that promote or perform abortions overseas.

“This is a clear signal to America. If somebody drops the torch, others must pick it up. The world needs leadership,” Rasmussen told the broadcaster DR.

Continued at source: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2017/09/19/untitled-n2383821

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UK fails to contribute as donors unite to bridge US ‘global gag’ funding shortfall

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UK fails to contribute as donors unite to bridge US 'global gag' funding shortfall

As countries pledge a total of €181m to fill void left by Trump administration’s funding ban, UK highlights existing commitments on family planning

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Jessica Elgot in London
Thursday 2 March 2017

The British government failed to join other donors in pledging millions of dollars to an international fund aimed at filling the gap left by Donald Trump’s reimposition of the “global gag rule”.

At a conference in Brussels on Thursday attended by delegates from 50 countries, pledges were made totalling €181m (£155m) to fund family planning and reproductive health services in low-income countries. Organisers hope to counter Trump’s ban on US aid to overseas groups that provide abortion or abortion advocacy, one of the US president’s first acts in the White House.

Countries including Canada, Sweden and Finland lined up to announce pledges, while Britain’s minister at the talks presented existing spending commitments.

Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/mar/02/uk-donors-unite-us-global-gag-rule-shortfall-trump-she-decides-conference-brussels

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Other Countries Aim To Fill Aid Shortfall Caused By U.S. Abortion Rule

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Other Countries Aim To Fill Aid Shortfall Caused By U.S. Abortion Rule
February 9, 2017

by Camila Domonoske

After President Trump blocked U.S. aid money from supporting any group that provides or "promotes" abortion in other countries, The Netherlands announced it would launch a fundraising initiative to support any affected organizations.

Now, several other countries — including Sweden, Finland, Belgium and Canada — have signaled their participation.

The "She Decides" fundraiser is the latest development in an international aid dispute that — as NPR's Nurith Aizenman explained — has been playing out for decades. It centers on the "Mexico City policy," which blocks U.S. aid from being sent to any international group that provides or "promotes" abortion. That can include providing information about abortion.

Continued at source: NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/09/514371278/other-countries-aim-to-fill-aid-shortfall-caused-by-u-s-abortion-rule

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Denmark to set up fund to access abortion in response to Trump gag

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Denmark to set up fund to access abortion in response to Trump gag

Denmark announces ‘alliance of like-minded countries’ lobbying to support international aid providers after US President withdrew funding

by Lucy Pasha-Robinson
Feb 8, 2017
The Independent Online

An alliance of European countries is fighting to replace funds for family planning services following Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag rule” blocking US financing of groups that give women information about terminations.

Denmark’s development aid minister Ulla Toernaes said “an alliance of like-minded European countries” was lobbying the EU to support international aid providers after the US President withdrew funding.

Ms Toernaes said Denmark would give 75 million kroner (£8.6m) to organisations impacted by the US ban in a bid to “reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions and deaths due to pregnancy and childbirth”.

Continued at source: The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/europe-unites-denmark-netherlands-international-abortion-groups-donald-trump-aid-ban-global-gag-rule-a7568051.html

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