Donald Trump's abortion funding ban will lead to millions of unsafe abortions around the world, NGOs warn
'Agreeing to the Mexico City Policy would mean accepting their fate and turning our backs on the very women who need us most,' says Marjorie Newman-Williams, of Marie Stopes International
by May Bulman, Jan 24, 2017
Donald Trump's decision to block US funding for abortion services around the world could result in tens of thousands of women dying, with the decline of these services leading to millions of unsafe abortions in developing countries, aid organisations have warned.
Mr Trump signed an executive order reinstating a ban — known as the Mexico City Policy — which prohibits the US giving federal family planning funding to international health groups that provide abortion care. Shortly afterwards, the President's press secretary Sean Spicer said Mr Trump was “standing up for all Americans - including the unborn”.
But the policy is likely to hugely increase the rate of abortion in developing countries, causing the deaths of an estimated more than 21,000 women.
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Source, The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-abortion-funding-ban-mexico-city-policy-millions-unsafe-abortions-around-world-a7543356.html