Abortion fund set up
AMSTERDAM: The Netherlands is launching a global fund to help women access abortion services to compensate for US President Donald Trump’s ban on US federal funding for foreign groups providing abortions or abortion support for family planning abroad.
The Dutch government has held preliminary discussions on the initiative with other EU members who have responded positively.
Governments outside the EU, companies and social institutions will also be approached.
Dutch officials estimate Trump’s restrictions will cause a funding shortfall of $600 million over the next four years.