Dutch respond to Trump’s ‘gag rule’ with international safe abortion fund

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