Dutch official: "Banning abortion does not reduce the number of abortions"
On Monday, Trump signed an executive order, widely known as the "global gag rule," which bars international nongovernmental organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government funding.
During the Obama years, US law banned direct funding for abortion services, but nongovernmental organizations were allowed to receive funding for other programs, including those related to contraception access and post-abortion care.
According to the Dutch government, the new fund would allow women in developing nations to gain access to contraceptives, clear information and abortion.
"We have to make up as much as possible for this financial blow, with a broad-based fund that governments, companies and civil society organizations can donate to," Ploumen said.
"So that women can continue to make their own decisions about their own bodies