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Dutch Government In Discussions To Establish International Fund For Birth Control, Abortion Access After U.S. Reinstates Mexico City Policy

Associated Press/TIME: The Netherlands Wants to Set Up Its Own International Fund for Abortion Access
“The Dutch government says it wants an international fund to finance access to birth control, abortion, and education for women in developing countries. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen announced the plan Tuesday in reaction to an executive memorandum U.S. President Donald Trump signed a day earlier…” (1/25).

Reuters: Dutch to set up global abortion support fund to counter Trump’s cuts
“…The Dutch government has held preliminary discussions on the initiative with other European Union members who have responded positively, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. Governments outside the E.U., companies, and social institutions will also be approached to participate…” (Escritt/Deutsch, 1/25).

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