The Trudeau government will be spending millions of taxpayer dollars to ensure women outside of Canada will have access to abortions during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, International Development Minister Karina Gould told the Canadian Press that the government will be contributing $8.9 million to ensure women in select countries have access to reproductive health services.
Gould claims that the funding is necessary to protect women’s health and safety in countries where services are limited due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Where exactly this funding will go is still unclear, however it is known that $2 million will go to the United Nations to support a campaign against gender-based violence.
Earlier this year, the government pledged a total of $159.5 million to help other nations deal with the coronavirus pandemic, with a portion set aside for “women’s reproductive health.”
“Canada’s investment also aims to ensure that its international partners can maintain their services for vulnerable populations where possible, including support for sexual and reproductive health and rights,” stated a Global Affairs Canada press release.
In July 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will be spending $14 billion over ten years on reproductive health services abroad, focusing on abortion.
The announcement nearly doubled the amount of funding Canada sends to abortion providers overseas.
Funding abortions is just one of the controversial ways Canada spends taxpayer money abroad.
Earlier this year the government increased funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), an agency with connections to the terrorist group Hamas.
The United States, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands all cut funding to the UNRWA after the agency’s leadership was accused of nepotism and corruption in 2019.
Recently it was revealed that Canada gave $41 million in foreign aid to China in 2019, even after the communist regime boycotted Canadian products and continues to hold Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in jail without legal rights.