Trudeau defends the right of women to decide in Canada and around the world

Toronto (Canada), May 3 (EFE).- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday defended the right to decide and said he will defend it around the world in the face of growing controversy in the United States and Canada. on the possible decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to invalidate the protection of the right to abortion.

Trudeau said on Twitter that all women in Canada have the right to a “safe and legal” abortion and that he will never stop protecting and promoting women’s rights at home and around the world.

For her part, Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly told the media that she was concerned that the possible decision of the United States Supreme Court could have consequences in Canada and referred to the silence of the main party of opposition, the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC).

Today, the CCP ordered its lawmakers to refrain from commenting on the US Supreme Court’s plan leaked in recent hours that could revoke abortion rights protections.

Candice Bergen’s order, provisional leader of the PCC, a todos sus diputados se produced cuando el principal partido de la oposición canadienne está en pleno proceso para elegir un nuevo líder y los sectors más socialmente conservadores han denunciado que candidateos antibortistas han sido excluidos de la Bell.

In a terse memo sent to 119 CCP lawmakers today, Bergen said “conservatives will not comment on the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft.”

Abortion rights are a controversial issue among Canadian conservatives, especially since since 1988 it has been legal in Canada to terminate a pregnancy at any time during pregnancy.

That year, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the law that prohibited abortion except in extreme cases where the health of the mother is at risk.

Since then, no party has introduced a bill to regulate the practice of abortion in the country, including the conservatives, to avoid alienating part of the electorate.

During the last election campaign in 2021, the leaders of the main federal parties, including then-CCP leader Erin O’Toole, were in favor of women’s right to decide.

O’Toole’s position caused unease among the more conservative sections of the party and was one of the causes of his downfall in February of this year.

Yesterday, the CCP announced the list of six candidates for the leadership of the party. After the names were published, three socially conservative anti-abortion politicians denounced that they had been expelled because of their opposition to the right to decide.

One of the excluded candidates, Jack Fonseca, told the CBC public broadcaster that the exclusion of clearly anti-abortion politicians is a purge that will push many voters to other parties such as the extremist People’s Party, which February supported the Occupy Ottawa counter-vaccine movement.

Also today, the Bloc Québécois (BQ) announced that it will present a motion to the Canadian Parliament to reaffirm support for women’s right to decide in Canada, which could put the Conservatives in difficulty, who will have to vote for or against proposal.

(c) EFE Agency

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