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Sweden joins UK in funding abortions in Africa over life-saving medical equipment

The Swedish government has announced it will fund abortions to combat the coronavirus across developing African countries, which are in dire need of PPE and medical equipment.

A recent statement from the Swedish Government’s International Development Agency (SIDA) announced it will give 20 million Swedish krona (£1.67 million) to DKT International, an organisation which promotes and funds abortion around the world.

It was recently revealed DKT International, which is owned by US pornography baron Phil Harvey, gave £7.5 million to international abortion provider Marie Stopes International.

The significant grant given to DKT International from SIDA will provide manual vacuum aspiration equipment to perform suction abortions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Additionally, the group will distribute medical abortion drugs across Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique.

Developing countries across Africa are reported to have been devastated by COVID-19 and are in desperate need of ventilators, PPE and basic medical supplies as the crisis continues to develop there.

The United Nations projects that, even in the best scenario, the continent’s 1.3 billion people will need 30,000 ventilators this year.

However, recent reports claim the dire shortage of ventilators in developing countries could be as large as 500,000 and that ten nations have no ventilators at all.

The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, stated that “the issue of ventilators is one of the biggest challenges that the countries are facing.” 

Additionally, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has stated the impact of the pandemic could increase the number of people at risk of food insecurity and malnutrition from 17 million to 50 million people between June and August 2020.

Despite this huge challenge, with this grant SIDA and DKT International appears to be prioritising a radical abortion agenda rather than funding vital equipment that will save lives.

SIDA claims its partnership with DKT International helped avoid 1.6 million unsafe abortions – likely through providing the abortion ‘procedure’ themselves.

Sadly, the Swedish Government isn’t alone in forgoing the funding of vital life-saving equipment in developing countries in favour of funding abortions.

Last month, it was revealed the UK Government had given an extra £10 million to the UN Population Fund targeted at developing nations, including a number of African countries, which includes spending on abortion.

A spokesperson for Right To Life UK, Catherine Robinson said:

“65% of the public oppose UK taxpayer money being spent on abortions overseas.

“Rather than continuing to support the pro-abortion lobby’s agenda, the UK Government, other Government’s, and NGOs should focus on assisting developing countries in getting the vital equipment they needs to save lives.”

Help stop abortion up to birth for babies with disabilities including Down's syndrome & club foot

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Dear reader

In 2020, the UK Government imposed an extreme abortion regime on Northern Ireland, which included a provision that legalised abortion right up to birth for disabilties including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot.

A new Bill has been launched at the Northern Ireland assembly that will remove the current provision that allows abortion for ‘severe fetal impairment’.

It is under these grounds in the regulations that babies with disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot can currently be singled out for abortion in Northern Ireland because of their disability and can be aborted right up to birth.

Before the new abortion regime was imposed on Northern Ireland in 2020, disability-selective abortion for conditions such as Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot was not legal and there was a culture of welcoming and supporting people with these disabilities rather than eliminating them.

This is reflected directly in the latest figures (2016) from the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, which show that while there were 52 children born with Down’s syndrome in Northern Ireland, in the same year only 1 child from Northern Ireland with Down’s syndrome was aborted in England and Wales. 

This contrasts with the situation in the rest of the United Kingdom where disability-selective abortion has been legal since 1967.

The latest available figures show that 90% of children diagnosed with Down’s syndrome before birth are aborted in England and Wales.

We are, therefore, asking people like you to take 30 seconds of your time and add your support to the campaign to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot in Northern Ireland.

If you live in Northern Ireland: 
Ask your MLAs to vote to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot:

If you live outside Northern Ireland: 
Show your support by signing this petition in support of the Bill:

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