Dutch respond to Trump's 'gag rule' with international safe abortion fund
Up to 20 countries indicate support for fund to plug $600m funding gap
Netherlands minister: ‘It’s important to stand your ground’
Wednesday 25 January 2017
Up to 20 countries have indicated support for the Netherlands’ plan to set up an international safe abortion fund to plug a $600m funding gap caused by Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag rule”, the Dutch international development minister, Lilianne Ploumen, said on Wednesday.
Ploumen took soundings from a number of her colleagues around the world on Tuesday evening after the Netherlands said it would act to mitigate the impact on hundreds of charities around the world.
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Source, Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jan/25/netherlands-trump-gag-rule-international-safe-abortion-fund