Jul 112017

Emma  Löfgren reports:

Sweden will no longer offer aid to organizations yielding to an anti-abortion ‘gag rule’ which demands that health groups funded by the United States do not provide information about abortion.

When US president Donald Trump shortly after taking office reinstated what is formally known as the ‘Mexico City Policy’ Sweden was one of several countries that joined a global campaign sharply criticizing the decision.

On Tuesday, the Nordic country’s development aid agency Sida took it one step further and said it would freeze sexual and reproductive health aid to organizations agreeing to the president’s demands.

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