The US Supreme Court is about to pass a ruling restricting abortion by allowing states to legislate on the issue.
Do you think the debate will spread to Canada? The question posed on the Quebec-Matin Facebook page elicited many reactions.
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“Our parliamentary political system and socio-democratic national values set us apart from our neighbors to the south and mean that the debate fueled by right-wing religious extremists in the southern United States is unlikely to cross north of the border. On the other hand, it is necessary to evaluate my observations, because there is a very active religious right in western Canada which is likely to attempt to bring the debate back to Canadian territory.—Jean-Luc
Watch TVA Nouvelles’ explanations:
“In order to invalidate the right to abortion in Canada, the government must propose a law that must be passed by Parliament and the Senate. We are not there. On the other hand, nothing is obtained. We always have to be on our toes.” -jeans
Women’s bodies are not the property of judges, courts, or people who think they can do anything. It annoys me so bad.” -French Guiana-Elise
Listen to Dutrizac Dumont’s interview on QUB Radio:
“It’s a very personal decision and the authorities have no interest in deciding what a woman should do with her body.” Michelin
“It only concerns the pregnant woman. It is not for us to decide, nor for the government!” Philip
“That’s why you have to keep religion out of politics.” -Jocelyn
“The Supreme Court and men should have no say in what goes on inside a woman’s body.” – Marc Andre
“Women have fought so hard to make abortion legal. It would be a shame to go back to square one.” -Lura
Hear the interview with Jessica Legault, coordinator at the Quebec Federation of Planned Births:
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