Dutch Minister Expresses Hope U.K. Will Join Initiative Aiming To Fill Funding Gap Left By Mexico City Policy Reinstatement
The Guardian: Dutch minister calls on U.K. to join safe abortion fund after Trump ban
“The Dutch government has voiced hope that the U.K. will join 20 countries to set up a safe abortion fund to fill the gap left by Donald Trump’s ‘global gag rule.’ Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch international development minister, is leading an international campaign to raise $600m (£480m) to compensate for the Trump administration’s ban on funding for [foreign] NGOs that provide abortion or information on the procedure to women in developing countries. Belgium, Denmark, and Norway have joined the Netherlands in pledging $10m each, while at least 15 other countries are preparing to join the scheme, including Canada, Cape Verde, Estonia, Finland, and Luxembourg. The British government has yet to declare whether it will sign up to the initiative…” (Rankin, 2/24).