What is abortion?
Abortion is the killing of a human being. It stops a pregnancy and ends the life of an innocent unborn 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.
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 with a knife-like edge is inserted into the uterus. The suction machine then tears the baby's body into pieces, and sucks them into a bottle.
For older babies, the prostaglandin method is used. Prostaglandin is a hormone that induces labor. The baby usually dies from the trauma of delivery. Saline abortions poison the unborn child, and Dilation and Evacuation is when a plier-like instrument is inserted through the cervix, and used to tear apart the baby. The skull is then crushed and pulled out.