TORONTO– Mike Schreiner made the following statement in response to the news that Roe v. Wade may be overturned, threatening abortion rights in the USA:
“I know how nervous and worried many women across Ontario are today in light of the Roe v. Wade news coming out of the US.
And I want to say that the Ontario Greens understand how important standing up for women’s rights is. A woman’s right to choose should never be under threat. And let’s be clear, women’s rights are human rights.
And that’s why Ontario Greens are committing funding in our costed platform to expand the number of women’s health clinics and abortion clinics in Ontario.
While abortions are legal in Ontario and Canada, women still face many hurdles to access the care they need.
In particular in northern, remote, and rural communities, women often have to travel long distances for access to these clinics.
We need to address these barriers to ensure women can access the care they need safely in Ontario.”