Friday, March 03, 2017

Is New Zealand backing the "She Decides" campaign?

One of the Trump regime's first acts in office was to reinstate the Regan-era "global gag rule", forbidding the use of US aid for NGOs that provide or even advocate for abortion - effectively cutting funding to all family planning and sexual health organisations. In response, a hastily-organised coalition of countries have raised €181 million to plug the gap. That's good news, but I'm wondering: is New Zealand part of this? Whose side are we on? The world's? Or Trump's?

I think the government owes us some answers. And if it is not already backing the She Decides campaign, it needs to get on board ASAP. Women's health is too important to be left in the hands of the religious right.

Meanwhile, individuals can contribute to the campaign as well. If you're interested, you can do so here. Maybe you could even do it in the name of Donald Trump, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, USA.