A new wave of aggressive anti-abortion politics is sweeping the United States. Republican legislators in several states are pushing new abortion bans that reproductive rights activists have labelled a threat to the health and safety of women across the country.\nIn Alabama, governor Kay Ivey has just signed into law one of the most restrictive bans in the country, criminalizing almost all abortion procedures. Doctors who perform abortions will be charged with felonies, according to NBC News.\nThe pupose of such legislation is to force legal challenges that could eventually rise to the now Republican-dominated Supreme Court where Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that first defined the right to an abortion, is vulnerable.\nCondemnation of the new Alabama law and other anti-abortion bills has been swift. In addition to the thousands of Americans that have taken to social media to voice their opposition, Canadians are expressing their support for reproductive rights.\nOn Thursday, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau told reporters in France that he was "disappointed" in the American "backslide" on women's rights. "We will always be unequivocal in defending a woman's right to choose," he continued.\nView this post on Instagram Last night we kicked off our 2019 town hall tour in Kamloops with some thoughtful questions and conversations about the things that matter most to you. No filter, no pre-screened questions. Get the link to watch in my story. We’re off to Regina for another one tonight! 🇨🇦 Hier soir, nous avons donné le coup d’envoi de notre tournée d’assemblées publiques de 2019 à Kamloops avec des questions et des conversations réfléchies sur les enjeux les plus importants pour vous. Aucun filtre, aucune question choisie à l’avance. Cliquez sur le lien pour la voir dans ma story. Nous partons à Regina pour tenir une autre assemblée ce soir! A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Jan 10, 2019 at 11:52am PST\nBut in Canada, too, anti-abortion activists have become more vocal. Maclean's reported in September of last year that pro-lifers were emboldened by the election of the Ford government in Ontario.\nOrganizers are now pushing to elect more anti-choice officials at every level of government. The upcoming October Canadian federal election represents the next benchmark for the national anti-abortion movement, reports Maclean's.\nLast year, according to the Huffington Post, the Conservative party only "narrowly" decided to not pursue restrictions on abortion. Anti-abortion groups nevertheless celebrated that vote as a demonstration of a growing willingness to rekindle debate in Canada.\nREAD ALSO: "Disgusting" Video Of RCMP Officer Interrogating Sexual Assault Victim Has Canadians Completely Outraged\nAction to regulate abortion may not be so swift, however. The Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), an anti-choice organization, gives Conservative leader Andrew Scheer only a C grade for his stance on abortion.\nJagmeet Singh and Justin Trudeau, meanwhile, have F and F- ratings, respectively. A 2018 poll also found that a majority of Canadians support unrestricted access to abortion. For these reasons, abortion rights in Canada seem secure.\nView this post on Instagram Since the news broke that charges were stayed against Vice Admiral Norman, Justin Trudeau has been avoiding Question Period. Yesterday we tried to hold him to account but Canadians were left looking for answers. We’ll get to the truth. 🇨🇦 Depuis qu'on a appris que les accusations contre le vice-amiral Norman ont été annulées, Justin Trudeau évite la période des questions. Hier, j'ai essayé de lui demander des comptes, mais les Canadiens restent sans réponses. Nous obtiendrons la vérité. A post shared by Andrew Scheer (@andrewjscheer) on May 15, 2019 at 3:57pm PDT\nBut an abortion rights activist told CTV News that she anticipates that the resurgence of efforts to restrict abortion in the United States will only bolster the Canadian anti-choice movement.\nJust last week, demonstrators took to Parliament Hill for the annual March for Life, which is organized by the CLC, to "[demand]" that "political representatives fight" for abortion restrictions, the event website reads.\nDespite politicians' commitment to maintain the current state of abortion rights in Canada, political trends across the continent are once again forcing the issue from the periphery to the centre of Canadian political discourse.\nSupport for abortion rights remains strong, but the passage of abortion bans in the United States may animate the pro-life movement in Canada.\nFor more information on the efforts of pro-life organizers in Canada, read Maclean's article here. For more information on the state of abortion rights in Canada, visit the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada website here.