American women will be able to have an abortion in Canada, says Minister Gould

If women come here and they need it, this is definitely a service that could be offered to themshe assured in an interview on the show Power & Politicson the The Canadian News Network. I don’t see why we wouldn’t.

The remarks come as the Politico news site on Monday published a copy of a draft opinion written by conservative Judge Samuel Alito, a Republican-appointed magistrate.

This opinion claims that a majority of judges are prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade – the landmark decision that allowed legal abortions in the United States – and to refer the matter to state legislatures.

The document claims that the 1973 ruling was constitutionally questionable and extremely wrong from the startbecause his reasoning was exceptionally weak.

The opinion says the decades-old ruling – which essentially concluded that the right to privacy extends to reproductive choices like abortion – had harmful consequencesdividing the nation into anti-abortion and pro-choice factions and stripping state lawmakers of the power to regulate the practice.

Earlier Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaffirmed his support for women’s reproductive rights on Twitter without specifically mentioning the U.S. Supreme Court leak.

The right to choose is a woman’s right, period, he said. Every woman in Canada has the right to a safe and legal abortion. We will never stop protecting and promoting women’s rights in Canada and around the world.

In recent years, many Republican-run states have passed abortion restrictions as well as laws that would go into effect and automatically ban abortions if the Supreme Court allowed it.

If Roe v. Wade is canceled, abortion will probably remain legal in so-called “liberal” states. More than a dozen of these states have passed laws that protect the right to abortion.

California even declared that it would do everything in its power to welcome American women who would like to have an abortion and who would not have the right to do so in the state where they reside if the Supreme Court so decided.

Judy Chu, a Democratic U.S. Representative from California, told Power & Politics that her state is already seeing women crossing the border from Texas to get abortions — a practice she says will only increase if Roe v. Wade is canceled.

There is already a marked increase. Can you imagine if 26 states banned abortion [d’un coup]?she says. Yes, there would certainly be women who would come to Canada, Mexico and the other states that support abortion.

Concerns for Canadian Women

If it is understood that Canada will remain open to American women wishing to have an abortion, Minister Gould is concerned about the consequences of the cancellation of Roe c. Wade for Canadian women wishing to benefit from such services on the other side of the border.

One of the concerning factors here is that there are many Canadian women who do not live near a major city in Canada, but often access these services in the United States.she explained.

I’m very concerned about yesterday’s leak. I am very concerned about what this means, especially for American women, but also for Canadian women. »

A quote from Karina Gould, Canadian Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

The issue of abortion has been the subject of much political debate in Canada over the past decades – especially within the conservative camp.

In 1989, the government of former prime minister Brian Mulroney notably tried to restrict access to abortion after the R. c. Morgentaler from the Supreme Court of Canada, but his bill was narrowly defeated by the Senate.

Currently, there is no federal law governing abortion.

In this context, the former leaders of the Conservative Party of Canada – Stephen Harper, Andrew Scheer and Erin O’Toole – have often clashed with their opponents over their position on this sensitive issue, and their opponents have each time jumped at the chance to try to turn the ambiguity into an electoral issue.

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