Developing Countries: Abortion

Department for International Development written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement of £200 million funding for the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health programme, how many abortion procedures they estimate will be funded by the project (1) in total, and (2) broken down by country.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

As the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health programme will deliver integrated sexual and reproductive services, we cannot provide a figure for the number of safe abortions which will be supported. The programme’s aim is to help women and girls avoid recourse to unsafe abortion and to increase access to voluntary family planning.

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