Canadian Govt to Hike Spending on Foreign Abortions
In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the Canadian Government announced that it will be spending $650 million CAD (approximately €456 million) over the next three years for abortion and “sexual and reproductive health” in foreign aid programmes. The spending increase is approximately twice what the Canadian Government currently allocates for “sexual and reproductive health” programmes, according to the Campaign Life Coalition.
The Government announced that it will specifically focus on funding for sex education, contraceptives, combatting gender-based violence and child marriage, and increasing access to abortion, including “post-abortion care.”
While the previous Canadian Government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper had specifically prevented maternal and child health grants from funding abortion, the current Government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has specifically included funding for abortion under the auspices of “sexual and reproductive health.”
Over the past decade and a half, the Canadian Government has been one of the strongest financiers for the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Since the year 2000, IPPF has received over €41 million from the Canadian Government.
Population Research Institute. March 10.