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.”