Developing Countries: Abortion

Department for International Development written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Kate Osamor Kate Osamor Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will contribute to the new, global fund to help women access abortion services launched by the Netherlands on 25 January 2017.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for International Development

The UK is the second largest bilateral donor in the world for family planning, after the US. Our funding is allocated on the basis of whatever mechanism will deliver the best value and outcomes for women around the world. We will continue to be a global leader on family planning, women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health, including where appropriate access to safe abortion.

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George Morley
Posted on 7 Mar 2017 5:13 pm (Report this annotation)

It is a shameful situation that the Government do not see fit to address both women's and men's rights and grant pension parity as they qualify for equality wherever they are living. You could help to stop this discrimination given the will, courage and integrity to do so.