U.K.’s Role In Expanding Global Access To Family Planning ‘More Important Than Ever’ In Light Of Current U.S. Leadership’s Policies
Thomson Reuters Foundation: A smart investment for Britain: family planning
Julia Bunting, president of the Population Council and member of the FP2020 Reference Group
“…For Britain, as the global landscape continues to shift, now is the moment to recommit to its unique role as a key driver in expanding family planning access, especially in light of the disturbing reversal of priorities from the current U.S. leadership. … Contraceptives and family planning services help prevent both unplanned pregnancies and poverty, and are one of the best buys in international development. … Providing access to family planning isn’t just an affirmation of human rights — It is one of the best ways to help women and their children out of poverty. … We have a long way to go to reach another 90 million women by 2020, but I’m energized to work even harder towards voluntary, quality family planning for all. As the U.S. threatens to back away from its global responsibilities, the U.K.’s role is more important than ever. On family planning, ‘Global Britain’ is the leader the world needs” (7/10).