About Abortion

 

Embryology:

1. The human heart begins to beat at 22 days after conception. [1]

2. The human fetus can feel pain at 16 weeks after fertilization [2]

 

Laws:

3. In Canada you are not considered a human being until you have fully exited the birth canal, therefore an abortion can be legally performed while the child is partially birthed. [3]

4. In Canada there are NO LAWS that restrict abortion.  Compared to the rest of the world, Canada is one of three countries with such an extreme position.  The other two countries with NO LAWS on abortion are China and North Korea. [4]

5. Abortion, an elective procedure, is fully funded by taxpayer dollars throughout all the provinces of Canada. [5]

6. Sex Selection Abortion (aborting your baby because it is the wrong gender) is legal and practiced in Canada. [6]

 

Statistics: [7]

7.  In 2016 there were 12,586 abortions in Alberta and approximately 110,000 in Canada  [7]

8. At least 706 abortions were performed past 20 weeks in Canada during 2017  [8]

9. Only 1% of abortions are pregnancies caused by rape and incest. [9]

10. 1 in 4 pregnancies end by abortion. [8]

Abortion: Constitutional and Legal Developments
http://www.publications.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/CIR/8910-e.htm#F.  Protecting-T.  Section:F. Protecting the Fetus: Borowski and Daigle


References

[1] https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Timeline_human_development#Week_3

[2] https://www.doctorsonfetalpain.com/fetal-pain-the-evidence/

[3] https:/https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/section-223.html

[4] http://www.prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org/articles/canada.shtml

[5] http://abortionincanada.ca/funding/ 

[6] https://www.loc.gov/law/help/sex-selection/canada.php

[7] https://www.cihi.ca/en/induced-abortions-reported-in-canada-in-2016 Tab 1 Location

[8] https://www.cihi.ca/en/induced-abortions-reported-in-canada-in-2017 Tab 4 Gestational Age

[9] https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/pubs/psrh/full/3711005.pdf

[10] https://www.bbc.com/news/health-36266873