What is abortion?
Abortion is the killing of a human being. It stops a pregnancy and ends the life of an innocent preborn child.
"There is not a single scientific study that has shown that abortion has, on average, actually produced any benefits to women. In contrast, there are numerous studies showing abortion's harms. We must insist that the authentic rights and welfare of both the mother and child are intertwined. To hurt one, you will necessarily hurt both. To help one, you must help both."
- David C. Reardon, Ph.D., one of America's leading researchers and authors on post-abortion issues and founding director of the Elliot Institute.
What is the law in Canada?
There is no law governing abortion in Canada. Abortions can be performed legally right up until birth. Before 1969, the Criminal Code of Canada prohibited abortion unless the mother's life was at risk. An amendment was added to the abortion section (251) in 1969 to allow abortions if the mother's life or health was threatened. Abortions had to be approved by a therapeutic abortion committee. The word 'health' was broadly interpreted to include economic, social, psychological, or physical health, leading to abortion on demand. In 1988, the law was completely struck down by the Supreme Court of Canada, leaving no law at all.
Who pays for abortions?
Taxpayers do. In 2004, the 35,183 abortions performed in Ontario cost taxpayers 30 million dollars.
Have You Taken the Abortion Pill?
It may not be too late. Call the Abortion Pill Reversal helpline to speak to a nurse. If you have not yet taken the second pill, you may still have the chance to reverse the abortion.
Visit the website to learn more.
Do fathers have any rights under Canadian law?
No. A father is powerless to protect the life of his unborn children if the mother wants to have an abortion.
What are the methods of abortions?
The most common method of abortion used in Canadian abortion clinics and hospitals is the Suction-Aspiration method, used in the first trimester. The cervical muscle is stretched open and a hollow plastic tube is inserted into the uterus. The suction machine then tears the developing child's body into pieces, and sucks them into a bottle.
In Canada, the abortion pill has become available, and is used up to 9 weeks of pregnancy (7 weeks after conception). Read more about this pill and its risks.
For information about abortion procedures used at different stages of pregnancy, we recommend this informative video by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino.