About Abortion

Embryology

  • The human heart begins to beat at 22 days after conception. [1]
  • 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. [4]
  • In Canada there are NO LAWS that restrict abortion.  Compared to the rest of the world, Canada is one of twp countries with such an extreme position.  The other country with NO LAWS on abortion is North Korea. [5]
  • Abortion, an elective procedure, is fully funded by taxpayer dollars throughout all the provinces of Canada. [6]
  • Sex Selection Abortion (aborting your baby because it is the wrong gender) is legal and practiced in Canada. [7]

 

Statistics [8]

  • In 2018, there were 12,848 abortions in Alberta and approximately 100,000 in Canada. [8]
  • At least 659 abortions were performed past 20 weeks in Canada during 2018. [9]
  • Only 1% of abortions are performed for pregnancies caused by rape and incest. [10]
  • 1 in 4 pregnancies end by abortion. [11]

Video Resources

  • Abortion Procedures videos by Live Action with Dr. Anthony Levatino describing how abortions are performed at different trimesters
  • The Sound of Abortion with audio of a speech by Peter Heck illustrating the number of lives lost to abortion compared to tragic events in history

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]  http://www.publications.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/CIR/8910-e.htm#F.%20Protecting

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

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

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

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

[8]  https://www.cihi.ca/en/induced-abortions-reported-in-canada-in-2018, Tab 1 Location

[9]  https://www.cihi.ca/en/induced-abortions-reported-in-canada-in-2018, Tab 4 Gestational Age

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

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