Dutch Minister Who Launched ‘She Decides’ Speaks About Establishing Fund, Potential Impacts Of Mexico City Policy Reinstatement In NYT Interview
New York Times: In Response to Trump, a Dutch Minister Launches ‘She Decides’
“President Trump last month signed an executive order barring American aid to international organizations that discuss abortion as a family-planning option with clients. American law already forbids the use of taxpayer money to fund the procedure itself. In Europe, the president’s order brought an unexpected response. Lilianne Ploumen, 54, minister of foreign trade and development cooperation in the Netherlands, established a nongovernmental organization, She Decides, to raise money for aid groups whose funding is threatened under the new order. … I spoke with Ms. Ploumen by Skype last week…” (Dreifus, 2/20).