As Liberals pile on Conservatives’ abortion stance, what have they done?


It played out like clockwork: Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole pronounced his support for abortion rights and the Liberals rushed to point out his party’s record of doing the opposite. But over Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s past six years in government, one which he says is feminist, what has he done to support or improve abortion services in Canada? According to the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, he could have done a lot more. “The gaps that existed six years ago, well unfortunately, a lot of them still exist,” said Joyce Arthur, the advocacy group’s executive director. One of the biggest, she says, is the lack of access to abortion services outside of larger cities. Those living in rural areas have to travel many hours in some cases because they have no doctors or facilities that provide surgical or medical abortions in their communities.

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