"Obviously we are deeply disappointed by the backsliding on women's rights that we're seeing in some places around the world, including some American states," he said during a news conference in Paris.
"As a government, as Canadians, we will always be unequivocal about defending a woman's right to choose, defending women's rights in general.".
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking in Paris, comments on "disappointing" laws restricting access to abortion, particularly in some U.S. states, saying "it's a shame that we increasingly see conservative governments and conservative politicians taking away rights that have been hard fought."
Alabama's state legislature voted this week to criminalize abortion, making it illegal for doctors to perform the procedure.
Other states are looking to restrict or ban abortion; Georgia, Mississippi, Ohio and Kentucky all passed so-called "heartbeat" laws this year.
Such laws make abortion illegal as soon as six weeks into pregnancy — believed to be the earliest point when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Trudeau pointed the finger at conservative politicians for repealing women's rights. »