The world has responded with fear and outrage to many of President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s repressive actions since taking office, and the Dutch government immediately announced plans to counter one: the reinstatement of the \u0022global gag rule\u0022 which cuts off U.S. funding to any NGO around the world that mentions abortions.Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen announced the government\u0026#039;s plan for a new international abortion fund on Tuesday.\u0022Banning abortions does not result in fewer abortions,\u0022 said Ploumen, according to teleSUR. \u0022It leads to more irresponsible practices in back rooms and more maternal deaths. We must not let this happen.\u0022The Independent adds:[Ploumen] told colleagues: \u0022This has far-reaching consequences. First of all, for all those women who have to make, if they want to have a child, a choice, but also for their husbands and children and society as a whole.\u0022[...]She also quoted figures from Marie Stopes International, one group which would lose funding under the initiative, suggesting up to 14 women a day could die as a result of the gag.The gag rule, also known as the \u0022Mexico City Policy,\u0022 was instituted by President Ronald Reagan and kept in place by subsequent Republican presidents, while it was repealed by both Democrats, as Common Dreams noted.Planned Parenthood also explained the dire results to come from Trump\u0026#039;s executive order. \u0022When in place, the global gag rule\u0026nbsp;(also known as the Mexico City Policy)\u0026nbsp;has had enormous and harmful impacts on women\u0026#039;s lives,\u0022 the group wrote:In many communities, the most experienced providers of women\u0026#039;s healthcare were cut off—sometimes, the only provider of any essential healthcare in their community and clinics were shut down.It also stifled the free speech of doctors and of advocates in the country and weakened civil society.Multiple studies have come out looking at the impact of the global gag rule and they have found that the primary impact is lost access to contraceptives, and in turn, increased rates of abortion—which are primarily unsafe.\u0022Ploumen wants to launch a new fund that could be supported by governments, businesses, and social organizations to \u0026#039;compensate this financial setback as much as possible,\u0026#039;\u0022 reports the Associated Press.Trump\u0026#039;s reinstatement of the gag rule has been met with strong resistance stateside as well, and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation Tuesday that would repeal the rule for good, as Common Dreams reported.