U.K. To Host International Family Planning Funding Summit
The Guardian: U.K. to host summit seeking extra funds for family planning
“Britain will lead efforts to secure extra funding for family planning at an international summit in London, ministers have said, amid concern about Donald Trump’s decision to ban U.S. financial support for organizations involved in abortion services overseas. Priti Patel, the international development secretary, said the summit would take place in July, and the U.K. was aiming for a ‘step-change on family planning.’ The event was planned before Trump signed an executive order reintroducing the so-called ‘global gag rule’ relating to abortion services. However, it is likely to be an opportunity for those involved in family planning to address concerns about the shortfall in funding that result from the U.S. president’s move…” (Mason, 2/16).