by Kim Ghattas
Foreign Policy, March 14, 2017
Lilianne Ploumen didn’t intend to be the face of the European resistance to Donald Trump. But the headlines she triggered by her efforts to counter one of Trump’s first decisions in the White House have thrust her into that role. On social media, in meetings, on the street, and in local and international media, the Dutch minister of foreign trade and development cooperation has been showered with thanks from supporters heartened by her work to counteract the effects of Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City rule, which bans funding for any international NGO that performs or provides information about abortion as part of family planning.