Americans googled "how to move to Canada from U.S." en masse on Friday following the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Google Trends data shows.
Data shows that "how to move to Canada from US" spiked 850 percent after the decision was announced, with "How to become a Canadian citizen" also increasing by 550 percent in the same time frame, Axios reports.
"Is abortion legal in Canada?" also saw a 1,350 percent increase in searches after the decision.
Certainly, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has signaled that he would do everything in his power to ensure abortion is legal in Canada, with the prime minister even commenting on the matter on Friday.
"Today's a difficult day. The judgment coming out of the United States is an attack on women’s freedom. And quite frankly it’s an attack on everyone’s freedoms and rights," he said.
"I'm going to be really clear. In Canada, we will always defend women's rights to choose and continue to work to expand access to a range of reproductive services across the country. Today, I think of those generations of women around the world, and specifically in the United States, who fought so hard to gain rights and continue to fight today to get more and more rights, because there's still so much more work to do, and are facing this devastating setback," he continued.
"It shows how much standing up and fighting for rights matters every day. We can't take anything for granted. We need to continue to stand strong to defend everyone's rights and freedoms," he continued, "in Canada and internationally, standing up internationally as well, whether it's fighting for women's rights here in Africa, or supporting people fighting for their rights in the United States."
Trudeau also made comments on Friday via Twitter, where he said, "The news coming out of the United States is horrific. 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."
"No government, politician, or man should tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body. I want women in Canada to know that we will always stand up for your right to choose," he tweeted.
In May, after the initial draft leak, Trudeau voiced his support for a woman's "right to choose" to get a "safe and legal" abortion.
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