Canada should step in to fill Trump’s abortion ‘gag rule’ gap: advocate

Canada should step in to fill Trump's abortion 'gag rule' gap: advocate
Trump signed order Monday reinstating ban on use of American funds for supporting abortion
by Amanda Connolly
Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The head of a Canadian pro-choice organization is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step up and advocate for access to safe abortions abroad in light of U.S. President Donald Trump today reinstating a policy that bans groups receiving American foreign aid from advocating for safe access to the service.

The Liberals campaigned on a promise to protect a woman’s right to choose domestically and pledged to “cover the full range of reproductive health services as part of the [Maternal and Newborn Child Health] initiatives” launched by the former Conservative government, which did not include support for abortion in the program.

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