Dutch respond to Trump's 'gag rule' with international safe abortion fund

From Gordon Darroch in The Hague. Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd.

Up to 20 countries have indicated support for the Netherlands’ plan to set up an international safe abortion fund to plug a $600m funding gap caused by Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag rule”, the Dutch international development minister, Lilianne Ploumen, said on Wednesday.

Ploumen took soundings from a number of her colleagues around the world on Tuesday evening after the Netherlands said it would act to mitigate the impact on hundreds of charities around the world.

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Dutch respond to Trump's 'gag rule' with international safe abortion fund