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Canada will allow Americans to cross the border for abortions, according to Justin Trudeau.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that the U.S.    Supreme Court's decision to overturn a fundamental right to abortion could lead to the loss of other freedoms. His country would continue to allow Americans to perform abortions in Canada.

 


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that the U.S. 


Supreme Court's decision to overturn a fundamental right to abortion could lead to the loss of other freedoms. His country would continue to allow Americans to perform abortions in Canada.


Trudeau referred to the court's ruling as "appalling" and expressed concern that it would one day allow the legal protection of same-sex partnerships to be undone, including the ability of same-sex couples to marry.


"We know this is a very scary, but frustrating time for many women," Trudeau said at a press conference in Kigali, Rwanda, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.


  • "Women have fought for generations for more rights in the United States
  • (only) to see this setback, and also worry about how this can be extended to more rights in the United States," he said.
  • "This is a reminder of how we need to be vocal in our defence of people's rights
  • in not taking anything for granted, staying vigilant, always defending women's rights, LBGT rights, and the rights of disadvantaged and marginalized people."


In response to a question about whether his administration would help American women seeking abortions in Canada, Trudeau said: "Every day Americans who find themselves in Canada get into Canada's health care system and that's definitely something that will continue."


But for other Americans, it is impractical because of expenses, travel requirements, and passport requirements.


It is possible that about half of the states in America will ban abortion as a result of this decision.


  1. In the case of the reversal of Roe
  2. laws prohibiting abortion were already in force in thirteen states
  3. mostly in the South and the Middle West. Six weeks later


when many women do not realize they are pregnant, half a dozen other countries have an almost absolute ban or ban.


Trudeau committed to continue to defend women's rights at home and abroad.


"We have an obligation in Canada to ensure, first and foremost, that every woman has full and secure legal access to a full range of sexual and reproductive health services, including safe and legal abortions, and have worked hard to increase access to safe abortions," Trudeau said.