Analysis of Canada’s Refusal to Fund Abortion Services Abroad

Posted on November, 22 2013 by Action Canada

This brief was created by ACPD (now Action Canada) in response to Ministerial announcements regarding the Government of Canada’s refusal to fund abortion services abroad, even in case of sexual violence and for women and girls in early and forced marriages. The brief illustrates the importance of providing survivors of sexual violence and married young women and girls with a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health information and services, which includes safe abortion services; the negative consequences of failing to provide such services; Canada’s international obligations to respect and protect women and girls’ human rights through the provision of a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health services; and the incongruence of Canada’s approach as it relates to domestic policy on the issue.

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