OTTAWA- The Liberal government is announcing funding for women’s rights abroad, in an apparent bid to showcase the Liberals’ position on reproductive rights against that of conservatives, both in Canada and the United States. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to reaffirm the Canadian government’s commitment to supporting reproductive freedom in New York City Thursday, where he is attending a star-studded summit. Ahead of that event, International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan told reporters in Ottawa Thursday morning that the government will spend $195 million over five years and $43 million every year after that to help women’s rights organizations that are focused gender equality. He said the funding is needed because abortion access can be “swiftly” restricted across the world, including in the United States. The
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