While the US is certainly facing major changes under President Trump鈥檚 administration, other countries aren鈥檛 exactly exempt, with a recent order restricting access to safe abortions and healthcare through the removal of foreign aid. Now, other countries are already stepping up to counter the moves made in recent days by the US. The Netherlands, in particular, has directly responded to President Trump鈥檚 actions by creating an international abortion fund.

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鈥淏anning abortions does not result in fewer abortions,鈥 Dutch Trade and Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen said in a statement, according to SBS. 鈥淚t leads to more irresponsible practices in back rooms and more maternal deaths.鈥 That claim is backed up by the World Health Organization, which estimates that approximately 22 million women worldwide endure unsafe abortions every single year.

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That鈥檚 why the Dutch Government has announced their plans to 鈥渇ill the gap鈥 left by Trump鈥檚 government by financing birth control and abortion in developing countries. Though this may still leave women in the US in an unsure state when it comes to safe access, it鈥檚 hopefully a signal that other countries are willing to help out when it鈥檚 so desperately needed.

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(h/t SBS, photos via Pool + MARTIJN BEEKMAN/Getty)