Talking with reporters on Wednesday, Mendicino stated folks within the U.S. could also be feeling doubt about whether or not they’ll have the ability to entry abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned, as a leaked draft ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court docket steered earlier this week is imminent.
Mendicino stated the flexibility of People to return to Canada for abortions will not be in query, however he needs to guarantee that place is obvious to these engaged on the frontlines on the border.
“I’ve engaged CBSA, my workplace is presently working with them to ensure there are clear pointers so that ladies who might not have the ability to entry healthcare together with abortions are capable of come to Canada,” he stated.
“If some ladies wish to come to Canada to entry these procedures, I’ve given them the directive to welcome them.”
Mendicino billed the transfer as a “measure of warning” within the occasion Roe v. Wade is overturned and described the hope as being to “remove any ambiguity” that border officers might have as as to if somebody travelling to Canada for an abortion is eligible to enter the nation.
What’s unclear right now is whether or not any info on these people could be shared with American regulation enforcement or state officers seeking to prosecute folks for travelling for an abortion, as some experts have suggested could possibly be subsequent if Roe v. Wade falls.
Canada and the U.S. have in depth cross-border knowledge sharing agreements designed to make it simpler to flag individuals who might pose a danger to nationwide safety, or who’re violating immigration guidelines.
International Information has requested Mendicino’s workplace for readability on the matter.
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