Trudeau calls U.S. court decision overturning Roe v. Wade ‘horrific’
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighed in Friday on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn decades-old jurisprudence on abortion, calling what’s unfolding south of the border a “horrific” development that threatens the right of women to choose what to do with their own bodies.
“My heart goes out to the millions of American women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion. I can’t imagine the fear and anger you are feeling right now,” Trudeau said in a social media post.
He said “no government, politician, or man” should force a woman to carry out a pregnancy, reiterating that, under his Liberal government, “women in Canada know that we will always stand up for your right to choose.”
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland also condemned the ruling, saying she had a “visceral reaction” when she first heard of the court’s decision.
“I was just shocked and horrified and so worried, actually,” Freeland said in an interview with CBC’s Rosemary Barton Live airing Sunday.