Did You Know...

fig2- that, in the absence of Canadian Law, abortion is permitted during all nine months of pregnancy. This includes surgical and suction dilation and curettage, saline, prostaglandin and ‘other' methods.

- that 25.6% of women undergoing an abortion in hospital have had at least one previous abortion.  For 27.4% of women undergoing a hospital abortion, the number of previous abortions is unknown.  These percentages exclude the province as data is not available. (From Table 6:  Induced Abortions reported in hospital-2019 report-Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

- that almost 300 abortions occur each day in Canada. CIHI reported that 83,576 induced abortions were performed in Canada in 2019.  The fetal number of abortions is much higher given that for Ontario CIHI reports 27,911 abortions.  Through a Freedom of Information request, we learn that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care reported 46,189 abortions for the province.  The CIHI statistics are missing 18,278 abortions.

- that 20 percent of abortions are performed on girls between 10 and 19 years of age.

-that more than half (53.7%) of abortions on record for 2003 were obtained by women in their twenties. Almost a third (29.2%) were over thirty. Only 17% were under twenty.

- that one abortion increases a woman's risk of breast cancer, depression and suicide.

- that an Ontario study of 41,039 women during the three-month period after abortion revealed that the women were more than four times more likely to be hospitalized for infections, five times more likely to suffer a ‘surgical event', and nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric problems, than the matching group of women who had not had abortions.

- that many women who have abortions feel coerced or pressured to do so by their boyfriends.

- that ultrasounds, intra uterine photographs and medical advances have provided us with increased knowledge of the development of the unborn child.

- that 36.6% of abortions (under 9 weeks) occur when an unborn child's heart is beating, brain waves are detected and ultrasounds have shown them waving their arms and legs, and a further 49.5% of abortions (9 - 12 weeks) occur when the child also has fingerprints, urinates, squints, swallows, wrinkles its forehead, sleeps, wakes and exercises, and that 9.6% of abortions (13 - 16 weeks) occur when the child also has fine hair, is eight to ten inches long and can hear, and, finally;

Source, Alliance for Life Ontario.

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