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UK announces ‘unprecedented focus’ on contraception, ‘safe’ abortion in aid to poor nations

Catholic World News - July 30, 2010

Prime Minister David Cameron’s government has announced that the United Kingdom will “put family planning at the heart of its approach to women’s health in the developing world.”

The nation’s Department for International Development [DFID] “will now have an unprecedented focus on family planning, which will be hard-wired into all our country programs,” said Andrew Mitchell, secretary of state for international development.

“Key proposals for UK action,” according to a DFID press release, include “modern methods of family planning such as implants, injectables and IUDs” and “ensuring abortion services are safe.”

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jul. 31, 2010 6:05 PM ET USA

    Sounds like quite a new revenue stream for UK companies at the expense of poor mothers and their children - and at the expense of many, many souls......... I think it was the Canadian prime minister who chided Hillary Clinton when she suggested this same path. I don't remember his exact words, but something to the effect that poor women come begging for healthcare and all they get from the West is an offer to kill their unborn children. God have mercy on the world.

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