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With Roe Overturned, Canada Could Become an Abortion Destination

  • Costs For Travel And Procedure to be An Obstacle for Many
  • Canada’s System Is Already Burdened By Waits for Care
Canadian Trucker Blockade At The Ambassador Bridge On U.S. Canadian Border Creates Gridlock

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The Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic in Toronto has had very few American patients, despite advertising its abortion services internationally. That may be about to change. 

The US Supreme Court’s decision Friday overturning Roe v Wade means women living in states with new restrictions on abortion could be forced to travel to obtain the procedure. Canada, which has no legal restrictions on abortion, could offer a safe haven for those looking for abortion care, with about half of US states considered “certain or likely” to ban or severely restrict services following the high court’s decision.