UK aid to help prevent unsafe abortions
New UK aid funding will help prevent deaths from unsafe abortion around the world.
Published 18 July 2019
From: Department for International Development and Baroness Sugg CBE
New UK aid support for the Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) will give some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women and girls access to safe abortion.
It will also give urgent care and counselling for women dealing with the often devastating consequences of unsafe abortion and improve their access to contraception and family planning services.
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18 July 2019
Anne* was 14 years old when she was raped walking to visit her grandmother. When she missed her period, she realised she was pregnant. Her grandmother took her to a local herbalist who gave her some herbs to induce an abortion. Anne started bleeding heavily.
Luckily a counsellor arrived, explained what was happening and told her grandmother Anne needed to be rushed to a health centre, where her life was saved.