The Netherlands ‘counters’ Trump with international abortion fund

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The Netherlands 'counters' Trump with international abortion fund

The Dutch government is leading the charge to counter the impact of America's plan to halt foreign aid to any organisations which support abortion in any way.

By Ben Winsor
25 Jan 2017

The Dutch Government is planning to launch an international fund to finance access to birth control and abortion in developing countries, in order to fill the gap left after the Trump administration announced it would no longer fund any overseas aid organisations which discussed abortion.

“Banning abortions does not result in fewer abortions,” Dutch Trade and Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen said in a statement. “It leads to more irresponsible practices in back rooms and more maternal deaths.”

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Source, SBS.com: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/01/25/netherlands-counters-trump-international-abortion-fund