The unavoidable issue

The Globe’s Geoffrey York finds an unnamed aid organization which has received funds from the Canadian government and performs abortions in African countries where the practice is illegal.

The financing that it has received from the Canadian government in recent years is not for its abortion services, but for other health services that it provides. The agency, like a number of other health providers in Africa, has felt compelled to provide abortions at its clinics – despite the risk of jail for its staff – because the alternative for pregnant women can be death or maiming by dangerous backstreet practitioners.

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