Developing Countries: Abortion

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the implementation of the European Commission's policy on humanitarian aid for medical treatment for service women and civilian girls raped in armed conflict or forced into pregnancy provides effective access to safe abortions where national law forbids such treatment.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Lords Spokesperson (Women & Equalities), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

The UK is in regular dialogue with other EU bilateral donors and the European Commission to protect and promote women’s and girls' access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. This includes safe abortion services in line with our policy on safe and unsafe abortion.

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