Trudeau says U.S. state abortion bans are ‘backsliding on women’s rights’


OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is deeply disappointed in a “backsliding on women’s rights” happening in American states moving to ban abortion access.

Alabama’s legislature passed a law banning virtually all abortions in the state, as other southern and midwestern states make similar moves.

Trudeau told reporters in France today he regrets these U.S. developments.

He re-affirmed his own pro-choice stance and said Canada would remain unequivocal in its defence of a woman’s right to end a pregnancy.

He also called out Conservative politicians for supporting anti-abortion initiatives — something Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef is also doing today.

She has sent a letter to 12 Conservative MPs chastising them for marching in an anti-abortion rally on Parliament Hill last week — which she says shows their willingness to re-open the abortion debate in Canada.

Monsef is calling on Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to clearly re-affirm Canadian women’s right to reproductive health services and to work with the Liberal government to protect legal abortion services in Canada and across the world.


The Canadian Press


  1. Priorities ?????? While our “illustrious” pm, justin trudeau continues to ignore more important responsibilities like jobs, pipelines, the economy, as justin prances around the globe handing out taxpayers money, your money, like it’s manna from Heaven. Meanwhile, justin’s junior mps come home to try and buy votes with meager amounts of our money and were suppose to clap and be happy. trudeau gave $50 million to a U.S. talk show host because, after all, trudeau is a jetseter and, well, justin just likes to hand out millions of our money to special interest groups outside Canada. justin gave away $4 Billion taxpayer dollars to special interest groups outside Canada in his first 100 days in office. Unbelievable……. but true. Oct 21 can’t come quick enough, especially for those of us who pay for all these justin-created social programs. Good luck to all of us.
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