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To: Justine Greening MP
Get UK to join the Netherlands birth control fund
Actively support and join with the Netherlands in the promotion of their Birth Control fund in opposition to Trumps repeal of abortion laws in the USA.
Why is this important?
The Dutch Government is planning to launch an international fund to finance access to birth control and abortion in developing countries, in order to fill the gap left after the Trump administration announced it would no longer fund any overseas aid organisations which discussed abortion.
“Banning abortions does not result in fewer abortions,” Dutch Trade and Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen said in a statement.
“It leads to more irresponsible practices in back rooms and more maternal deaths.”
The World Health Organisation estimates that 22 million women experience unsafe abortions every year, the vast majority of whom are in developing countries.
Choice is very important and has been a hard won right in may countries. It is telling that the signing of the repeal in USA was overseen by old men only, and significantly by men who have no financial pressures. Birth control is so important where women are given no choice about career or even control of their own bodies.