Searches for how to move to Canada from the US spike by over 850% after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade
- Americans are searching how to move to
Canadain the wake of the overturn of Roe v Wade.
- Searches spike by over 850%, Axios reported.
Citing Simon Rogers' Google Trends newsletter, Axios reported that searches for "How to become a Canadian citizen" also rose by 550% as of Friday evening.
In a 5-4 majority opinion, the Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 50-year-old landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the opinion.
"My heart goes out to the millions of American women who are now set to lose their legal right to an abortion. I can't imagine the fear and anger you are feeling right now," Trudeau said.
Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada told CBC that she's concerned Americans seeking abortion in Canada could overwhelm clinics and is calling for more funding.
"Even a small number of Americans can overwhelm our system," Arthur told CBC.
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