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.