“‘It’s not just sending women’s rights backwards, it’s like sending the whole country backwards in so many ways.’
In Windsor, Ont., Pat Papadeas said the ruling was going to hurt marginalized people and it was taking the U.S. in the wrong direction.
‘I’m saddened, I’m angry and I feel a lot of despair,’ Papadeas told CBC News near the border city’s waterfront, which sits across from neighbouring Detroit.
The news was just as upsetting to Mohini Datta-Ray, the executive director of Planned Parenthood Toronto, even though it had been expected.
‘I cried for 45 minutes,’ Datta-Ray said Friday. ‘Those of us who work at the reproductive justice movement obviously saw it coming down the road … but it is still devastating.’
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the U.S. court ruling ‘horrific,’ tweeting that his heart goes out to the ‘American women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion.’
Canadians concerned for Americans who may lack abortion access in wake of top court ruling via CBC News.