Trudeau to Confront Pence on Abortion During Trade Talks

By Cody Leach | May 30, 2019 | 2:57pm EDT
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to discuss the issue of “backsliding” on abortion rights with Vice President Mike Pence as he visits Ottawa on Thursday to work towards ratification of the US-Canada-Mexico trade deal.

"Obviously I'm very concerned with the situation around the backsliding of women's rights that we're seeing from conservative movements here in Canada, in the United States and around the world. I will have a broad conversation with the Vice President in which of course that will come up,” Trudeau said.


Amidst increasingly bleak approval ratings that paint a tough road to reelection, the prime minister and his Liberal Party have sought to characterize their conservative opponents as hostile to Canada’s lax abortion laws.

In fact, Canada is one of the few countries in the world that has no national law restricting abortion, and the procedure is often covered by government insurance plans at no cost to the consumer.

MP and Leader of the Conservative Party Andrew Scheer has no qualms on his position of maintaining Canada’s lax abortion policies.

Earlier this month, Scheer found it “appalling and disgusting” that Trudeau and the Liberal Party is using the issue of abortion to “divide Canadians.”


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