How Canada Factors Into the Post-Roe Landscape

While Canadian clinics are able to serve American women seeking abortions, experts say the country isn’t a ‘silver bullet’ solution.

By Zoya Wazir
July 28, 2022

Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States, people in states with restrictive abortion laws are looking for resources beyond their local clinics – including even across the country’s northern border.

But while some Americans might be turning to Canada for a solution to some of the rollbacks on abortion rights in the U.S., seeking abortions in the country may not be the most accessible answer. Canada has had abortion decriminalized since 1988, but traveling across the border to seek care in Canadian abortion clinics remains out of reach for many abortion-seekers in the U.S., experts say.