Abortion: political figures in Canada react

Abortion: of personalities; s politicians in Canada react

A pro-choice poster is stuck on a traffic light.

As the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, guaranteeing for nearly half a century the right of American women to have an abortion, several political figures in Quebec and Canada hastened to react on social networks, mainly to denounce this decision.

On her personal Twitter account, the mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, said she was “outraged by the reversal of the judgment” and comes in support of American citizens “who see their right to dispose of their bodies being flouted”.

“This decision is an unacceptable setback. Let us denounce it with force and vigor, here as elsewhere”, can we read in his tweet. [/embed]

In the same vein, CAQ MNA and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, also expressed her support for American women, adding that “In Quebec, we will never let this right be called into question. .

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has hinted that the right of Canadian women to choose will be defended in all circumstances while also denouncing this Supreme Court decision.

“No government, no politician, nor should any man dictate to a woman what she can or cannot do with her body,” he tweeted.

https://twitter.com /JustinTrudeau/status/1540361926647193600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

For the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, this decision of the Supreme Court represents a “sad setback for the rights and freedoms of women”. He re-tweeted Ms. Charest on Twitter.

Abortion in peril

The leak of a document from the highest court of the United States by the newspaper Politico in last May, already hinted that the Supreme Court may soon overturn Roe v. Wade, who has protected the right to abortion in this country for 50 years. Remember that according to this document, a majority of judges sitting on the Supreme Court would vote in favor of reversing the “Roe vs. Wade” decision.

This morning’s decision therefore confirms this hypothesis. From now on, each state would be free to authorize or not the abortion on their territory.

As soon as the decision was announced on Friday, several protesters flocked by the hundreds to the highest judicial authority in the United States to to express their joy or their sadness.

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