Roe v. Wade reversal is a ‘devastating setback’ for women’s rights, Justin Trudeau says - News Summed Up

Roe v. Wade reversal is a ‘devastating setback’ for women’s rights, Justin Trudeau says


The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a landmark ruling that made abortion a constitutional right in the States for nearly 50 years is a “devastating setback,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. A draft decision on the ruling was leaked in early May, prompting assurances from Trudeau that women’s rights would be “properly protected” by the current Canadian government. Access to abortion is limited or absent in many rural parts of the country, with Indigenous, racialized and LGBTQ2 communities often facing barriers to access. began offering abortions again in 2017 in the face of a constitutional challenge, but also limits funding to one hospital. In making that announcement, Duclos also addressed whether Ottawa would consider enshrining abortion rights in legislation.


Source: thestar June 25, 2022 03:30 UTC



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