Canada leaders affirm right to choose after leak of draft U.S. ruling overturning abortion rights

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By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister affirmed on Tuesday their support of women’s right to choose after a leaked draft ruling suggests the United States Supreme Court is prepared to strike down a landmark decision legalizing abortion. The Bloc Quebecois, a federal political party, also moved a motion in Canada’s Parliament Tuesday to recognize a woman’s “free choice in the matter of abortion.” Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said she was “both shocked and deeply troubled” by the leaked ruling and said her government has a “clear a…

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