The Canadian Press

2010-04-26 | Canada G8 Abortion

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On the eve of the two-day G8 meeting in Halifax, International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda confirmed Canada wouldn't support funding for abortions in the developing world as part of a family planning initiative. It threatened a bid to find a consensus at the meeting. But Oda insisted Canada's position would not put it at odds with other industrialized nations, including the US. (The US and other G8 countries had said abortion could not be separated from family planning. But at the end of the meeting, Oda said development ministers agreed they should have flexibility in determining the best way to improve the health of mothers and young children in developing countries.)

Date: 2010-04-26
Placeline: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the details remain to be determined however candidates contribution will not include funding of abortions >>


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