'Women and girls will die': Trump's foreign aid rule on abortion
In the heat of a late September day in Mozambique, southern Africa, we started filming a meeting of young charity volunteers. They had poured heart and soul into an ambitious project aimed at combating HIV and spreading a message about contraception in the province of Gaza.
Then, out of the blue, and as our cameras rolled, came an unexpected announcement: the volunteers' work was to end because of a new policy from the United States.
Continued at source: https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/women-and-girls-will-die-trumps-foreign-aid-rule-on-abortion-20171208
Trump administration halts money to UN population fund over abortion rules
International family planning agency, which will lose all future US funding, rejects state department claims it supports ‘coercive abortion’ in China
Liz Ford and Nadia Khomami
Tuesday 4 April 2017
The US state department said on Monday it was ending funding for the UN population fund (UNFPA) – the first concrete move in what activists describe as President Donald Trump’s “crusade against the health and rights of women and girls globally”.
Following weeks of speculation, a letter to Bob Corker, the chairman of the US Senate foreign relations committee, announced the state department was dropping the funding because the UNFPA “supports, or participates in the management of, a programme of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilisation”.
Continued at link: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/apr/04/trump-administration-un-population-fund-abortion