|Thank the UK Government for Supporting Access to Safe Abortion Services|
October 20, 2009
Last week, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) released an updated policy position (Click to download PDF) on safe and unsafe abortion.
The policy, which guides DFID’s work in and aid to 150 countries, states that access to DFID's commitment to women's human rights and its leadership in improving sexual and reproductive health is exceptional and should set a standard for the world's governments. Click here to thank them for taking a stand for women. Write your own note, or use the text below.
To Whom It May Concern:
Thank you for your leadership on behalf of women and girls worldwide. In the 21st century, no woman should die or suffer injuries from unsafe abortion, and your new policy guidance will help make ensure access to safe abortion services available for women worldwide. Your continued support is critical for the many advocates working at local, national, and international levels to rescind or liberalize restrictive abortion laws.
Investments in women and girls are not only imperative in their own right, but are the building blocks of strong communities and nations. I hope you will continue to put women's health and rights at the center of development assistance policies and funding. Thank you again for your support.