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Developing Countries: Abortion

Department for International Development written question – answered on 3rd September 2019.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 2019 expansion of the US Government’s Protecting Life on Global Health Assistance policy on UK NGOs that also receive US Government health funding.

Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK NGOs are protected from the 2019 expansion of the US Government’s Protecting Life on Global Health Assistance policy.

Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how he will ensure that funding allocated to NGOs is not used to enforce the US government’s anti-abortion policies under the expanded Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance rule.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK government will continue to lead the world in our long-term support for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and to help women and girls get the information and services they need to give them control over their own lives and bodies. This is essential to achieving the Global Goals.

Following the reintroduction and expansion of the Mexico City Policy in January 2017, we have kept in close contact with partners including UK NGOs to ensure the policy does not compromise UK-supported evidence-based comprehensive SRHR programming.

The full implications of the further expansion of the Mexico City Policy in May 2019 are still emerging and we are closely monitoring developments. DFID is considering the implications, including with our partners, civil society and other donors.

The UK will continue to defend SRHR through our programmes and our voice on the world stage.

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