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”.